English Premier League

Manchester City complete record £100million Jack Grealish transfer

Grealish was the subject of interest from a number of Premier League titans all summer, but due to his staggering transfer fee, Man City always seemed the likeliest destination for the 25-year-old. Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Aston Villa and England star Jack Grealish in a £100m move that makes the midfielder the most expensive British player of all-time.

He calls time on a Villa career that has spanned since 2001, when he joined his boyhood club as a six-year-old, to join Man City on a six-year deal. He will wear Sergio Aguero’s old No.10 shirt for City.

The prospect of Grealish lining up in a City side that already includes names such as Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling is a frightening thought for opposition teams and fans alike. Grealish joins off the back of an impressive Euro 2020 campaign with England, where he made an impact with a number of assists despite not featuring as regularly as many expected.

Pep Guardiola’s hopes of securing a fourth Premier League title in five seasons will be boosted by Grealish’s arrival, fending off interest from local rivals Manchester United in the process who were once regularly linked with a move for the Birmingham-born star.

“I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City,” Grealish 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. “Over the past 10 seasons, they have won major trophies consistently.

“Pep coming here has taken them to the next level and the football this team plays is the most exciting in Europe. To play for Pep and learn from him is going to be special and it’s something any top footballer would want.

“The facilities are amazing, and I honestly can’t wait to get started, meet everyone and get playing.” City director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome Jack Grealish to Manchester City. He is an incredible talent.

Source – Mirror