Jack Grealish to Manchester City transfer completed
Manchester City have confirmed the £100 million (€116m) British record signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa. This is to equip the team for the upcoming season after the secure three Premier League titles in 4 seasons under Pep Guardiola, Manchester City have sealed the deal of Jack Grealish to a six-year contract worth around £200,000 a week.
The amount for Jack Grealish which Guardiola has previously described as an “exceptional player”, exceed the £89.3m that Man United paid for former Juventus Paul Pogba back then in 2016 and Man City are keen to raise the bar even more with a successful move for Jack Grealish England teammate Harry Kane.
Manchester City’s offer worth £100m was turned down by Tottenham for the England captain but they are expected to return with a higher bid. Tottenham Spurs are refusing to sell their star man to premier league rivals, who have refused to come for pre-season training. Jack Grealish will wear the No 10 shirt vacated by Sergio Agüero who left for
Barcelona last month. Jack Grealish took his medical on Thursday after City agreed to satisfy the £100m clause in his Villa contract that he signed last September. Aston Villa had tried to convince their starman and captain to remain, offering him another new deal on improved terms, but the chance to figure with Pep Guardiola and challenge for the game’s top prizes proved impossible to resist.
Aston Villa has been so busy in the market and has spent heavily in an effort to melt the blow of Grealish’s departure, adding the likes of Emiliano Buendía, Leon Bailey, and Danny Ings for a combined £85m with the promise of further additions. Ashley Young has also returned on a free transfer.
After the unveiling Jack Grealish said “I am incredibly happy to possess joined Manchester City,” He further said “City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world it’s a dream come true to be part of this club.
Jack Grealish said in an exciting mood “Over the past 10 seasons, they have won major trophies consistently.
Pep coming here has taken them to a subsequent level and therefore the football this team plays is that the most enjoyable in Europe. To play for Pep and learn from him goes to be special and it’s something any top footballer would want.
“It was a difficult few months because I even have been at Aston Villa for my whole life but once I spoke to the manager here and you see what type of players they have got here … in the end, it was something I could not say no to.”
Grealish wasn’t even an England international this point last year but his stunning rise was emphasized during Euro 2020 when he was one among the pin-up boys of the national team, supporters having been seduced by his mercurial talent, the smoothness of his touch, and his explosive bursts – along side his self-assurance. How Grealish develops
under Guardiola is going to be fascinating to ascertain, as will his ability to handle the competition at City. The 26-year-old works best during a roving role off the left flank and he also can play as a No 10. Could Guardiola try to use him off the right or even as a false nine?
Guardiola’s options in attacking midfield and on the wings include Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gündogan, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, and Ferran Torres.
\Manchester City’s previous record outlay was the £61m that they spent to get Rúben Dias from Benfica last summer. They have raised £109.5m through sales and sell-on clauses across three windows since the pandemic hit, with Leroy Sané’s £55m move to Bayern Munich in July of last year the headline departure.
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