Manchester City could close the deal before the Community Shield
Manchester City is once again flexing their financial muscle as the side managed by Pep Guardiola are closing in on a blockbuster deal for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
According to the Manchester Evening News, City is set to break the British transfer record in their attempt to sign the attacking midfielder. The club is ready to spend £100 million.
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The BBC report City made the bid last week and reaching an agreement was only a matter of time. The reported amount of money is simply too much for a club like Aston Villa to turn down. Once completed, it will break the previous record of £89 million Manchester United spent to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus.
Grealish will join an already stacked Manchester City attack. His arrival may mean the exit of other City players but that remains to be seen.
The 25-year-old has become somewhat of a cult hero in England following Euro 2020. He was a player many supporters wanted to see but was used rather sparingly by manager Gareth Southgate.
Joining the Premier League champions is going to shine a brighter spotlight on Grealish and could help him earn a starting spot in the national team assuming he performs well for City.
Manchester City may not be done either. Once the Grealish signing becomes official, they are likely to turn their attention back to another England international in the form of Tottenham’s Harry Kane.