Jack Grealish to Man City just became more realistic after Aston Villa’s big signing
Aston Villa bolstered their attack on Saturday, announcing the signing of Jamaica international Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal, pending medicals next week. Man City meanwhile will be buzzing to see this, which could help their pursuit of Villa star Jack Grealish.
Leon Bailey deal will be officially completed next week for £30m to Bayer Leverkusen. Aston Villa are offering Bailey a five-years contract, they’re set to reach the agreement on personal terms too. 🔴🇯🇲 #AVFC
Medical and official announcement next week. What a deal for Villa. pic.twitter.com/OsZeoOMzev
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 31, 2021
This is a great signing for the Lions and if Grealish did stick around, they would form a terrific duo for Dean Smith’s side. However, Sky Sports recently reported that Villa is expected to accept Man City’s £100 million offer for Jack Grealish, with the Premier League giants looking to get a deal over the line in the coming days.
It’s clearly going to be a very tough decision for the Villa talisman, but leaving his boyhood club in search of trophies and regular Champions League football will certainly be appealing.
Jack Grealish put pen to paper on a new deal with the Villains last September and they’ve even offered him another contract to pry away interest from the Citizens, but he’s yet to accept. If he did in fact move to the Premier League champions, it would be the most expensive transfer in English football history, surpassing Paul Pogba’s £89 million move from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016.
Grealish under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola would surely see him take his game to new levels and help Man City win another PL title and hopefully, a European trophy. With Harry Kane’s availability murky at the moment due to Spurs’ desire to keep their main man, it looks as City has fully shifted their focus to Jack Grealish.
With Villa’s latest move as well, they could be preparing to lose their star.