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After months of speculation, the 25-year-old midfielder, who made 213 appearances for the Villains over eight seasons, penned a mammoth six-year deal at the Etihad worth a reported £300,000-a-week.
HE'S HERE!- Manchester City (@ManCity) August 5, 2021
We are delighted to announce the signing of @JackGrealish on a six-year deal.
Welcome to City, Jack! :blue_heart:
:large_blue_diamond: #ManCity ' https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/5Y3gMREmKL
Shortly after the deal was announced, it was confirmed via the club's website that Grealish would sport the No. 10 jersey in the coming months - the same number he wore at his former club.
So how did he react to the news? Footage has since emerged of Grealish entering the dressing room before spotting his new number for the first time. "I didn't even know I was going to be number 10!" he beamed.
Grealish added: "Oh that's made my day. Actually, that's made my year."
In his first interview as a Manchester City player, the Birmingham-born midfielder said playing under the best manager in the world was something he couldn't turn down.
"When I came here this morning I had a long chat with him (Guardiola) about positions. It was all football," he told City's official website.
"It was such a positive chat. It shows why I want to play under him.
"I have heard nothing but good words about him from the lads at England and I can't wait to get started.
"In the end, it was something I couldn't turn down. Let's hope it's a successful one."
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