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Jack Grealish 'Close To' £100 Million Move To Manchester City

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Jack Grealish 'Close To' £100 Million Move To Manchester City

Jack Grealish is set to make a move to Premier League champions Manchester City, for a British transfer record smashing fee of £100 million.

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It was revealed a few weeks ago that Grealish had changed his preference over a transfer, from Manchester United to Manchester City, amid rumours Pep Guardiola's team were ready to make a move for him.

According to reports, the Premier League champions have been in talks with Aston Villa for their captain in recent weeks and are close to a deal.

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The Daily Mail say that the £100 million deal will be wrapped up once Grealish's involvement in Euro 2020 with England has finished.

According to talkSPORT, the deal is 'close' to being completed, and with the Three Lions' final match of the tournament potentially being the last-16 game with Germany, the two reports seem to line up.

Grealish has impressed at the Euros. Image: PA Images
Grealish has impressed at the Euros. Image: PA Images

The 25-year-old looked set for a move to United last summer, after impressing in his first season back in the top tier since 2016, but he signed a new contract at Villa Park after helping keep his boyhood club up.

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His form continued in the following campaign as he scored six goals and provided 10 assists, despite being out injured for several months in 2021.

That led fans to urge Gareth Southgate to make him a starter at the Euros, and he has clearly attracted the attention of City.

Guardiola's side will smash the £89 million that Manchester United spent for Paul Pogba in 2016 and the cub's own record, which is currently the £63.6 million they spent on Rodri from Atletico Madrid in 2019.

Villa look to have already signed a ready-made replacement for their outgoing captain, having previously confirmed the capture of Emi Buendia from Norwich City.

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Signing Buendia looks even better with Grealish's departure. Image: PA Images
Signing Buendia looks even better with Grealish's departure. Image: PA Images

City may yet break the Premier League transfer record for a second time this summer, as Guardiola is still targeting Harry Kane.

The Champions League finalists are reported to have offered £100 million plus potentially a player as part of the move for the Tottenham Hotspur striker.

Spurs are said to value last season's league top scorer closer to £150 million.

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City could field Grealish, Kane, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling in the same front line next season; Gareth Southgate would probably approve.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Aston Villa, Football, Jack Grealish, Premier League, Transfer gossip

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