Jack Grealish to Man City Confirmed
The England Champion Manchester City will confirm the deal of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa within the next 24 hours according to reports. The Premier League leader Manchester City are expected to announce the signing of the 25-year-old England born for a record-breaking fee of £100 million, this deal can make him the most expensive signing in Premier League history, this deal will exceed the £89 million paid by Manchester United on Pogba back in 2016.
Jack Grealish has been training together with his boyhood club since coming back from break on Monday, reports say on Wednesday that Jack Grealish had arrived in Manchester to undergo medical examinations and to complete paper works, following which he are going to be confirmed as a City player.
According to reports, It was even suggested that there is a big chance that the playmaker might be available for Manchester City’s upcoming Community Shield match against FA Cup holder Leicester City on Saturday, just within the week before their Premier League opener away at Tottenham Spurs. The imminent signing has been confirmed by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, he has reported that Grealish will put pen to paper and sign a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium for a fee reaching £100 million, with City expected to announce their latest arrival after the midfielder undergoes his medical on Thursday.
However, it’s worth noting that though it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Grealish might make his City debut against Leicester City at the weekend, he’s unlikely to feature against the Foxes, with Pep Guardiola taking extra precaution with regard to the fitness of these who featured at the recently concluded EURO 2020 tournament.
Furthermore, it’s been revealed that Aston Villa made a last-minute plan to persuade their academy graduate to remain put by offering him a contract extension and improved wages, but the prospect of playing Champions League football and competing for major trophies in Manchester City under Guardiola convinced Grealish to move to the Etihad Stadium.
It was also reported recently that Jack Grealish held discussions together with his Aston Villa’s sporting director Johan Lange, CEO Christian Purslow and Chairman Nassef Sawiris concerning his desire to require a step further in his career by joining City, who will provide him with a platform where he can showcase his talent on the most important stage and challenge for the most important prizes within the game. Manchester City and Aston Villa are in agreement over the structure of the deal, though it’s been reported that the fee could initially cost £75 million, with an extra £25 million attached as success-based incentives.
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After flying to Manchester City from Villa’s pre-season training camp in west London on Wednesday, Grealish will sign for City on a five-year contract on Thursday, which can keep him at the club till 2026.
Jack Grealish official stats during Euro 2020
Minutes played: 172′
Fouls committed: 4
Matches played: 5
Squad number: 7
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