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The Premier League champions smashed the British transfer record by splashing out a whopping £100m to sign Grealish from Villa this summer.
Grealish was a top target for City boss Pep Guardiola and his future at Villa Park was uncertain at the end of the Premier League season.
The former Villa captain was born in Birmingham and spent nine years with his boyhood club's first team ahead of his move to City.
By order of... :eye:
:large_blue_diamond: #ManCity ' https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/yEa2QolD7B
- Manchester City (@ManCity) August 10, 2021
It appeared City rubbed salt in the wounds of Villa supporters by posting a Peaky Blinders poster featuring Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Grealish.
However, it might have backfired on City after the savage replies they received to their tweet, which included fans pointing out the Peaky Blinders' Birmingham origins.
Amazing tweet. Not remotely lame or cringe or bad.
- Cam (@Cam2point0) August 11, 2021
Don't ruin peaky Blinders for me pls
- ⁶⁹ (@PresleyUTD) August 10, 2021
I hope you get relegated.
- Harry Flowers (@HrryFlwrs) August 10, 2021
This is so cringe
- (@AVFCFaithful_) August 10, 2021
Ungodly amounts of cringe
- China Zealot (@zeakotz) August 10, 2021
Peaky Blinders is set smack in the middle of a Birmingham City area.
Birmingham city used to be called small heath alliance.
Are man City's social media team just trying to score repeated own goals.
- Ian James (@IanJamsie) August 10, 2021
....we sign ONE player from Birmingham and admin loses his mind :sob::sob:
- :a:️ (@abzMCFC) August 10, 2021
Due to VERY recent events. Manchester City Football Club is looking for someone to run their social media accounts. Must be experienced and comfortable using different platforms, engaging with fans and not posting cringey shit.
- Martyn (@Martynho87) August 10, 2021
Grealish signed a six-year contract with City and inherited the No 10 shirt from club legend Sergio Aguero.
The England international came off the bench in the second half of City's 1-0 defeat to Leicester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Saturday.
Speaking after his signing, Grealish admitted that he couldn't turn down a "dream" opportunity to play in the Champions League with City.
"It was obviously a difficult few months because I have been an Aston Villa fan for my whole life, but when I spoke to the manager here and you see what type of players they have got here, in the end it was something I couldn't say no to," he said.
"Competing for major trophies is something that I wanted to do. It was something I couldn't turn down.
"Playing in the Champions League was a massive thing for me, I haven't done that yet. When I was sitting there on a Tuesday or Wednesday night last year it was just what I wanted to do. To be able to do it with this club is going to be a dream.
"I had a long chat with [Pep Guardiola] about positions and stuff like that, all football. It was such a positive chat and shows why I want to play under him.
"The way this team is set up to play suits me down to a tee, the way the manager likes to play suits me."
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