Jack Grealish to Man City takes significant step in right direction
The possibility of Jack Grealish joining Premier League champions Man City is getting closer to reality. According to Football Insider, the Citizens have reportedly agreed to personal terms with the Aston Villa talisman and have a £90 million offer in place, which would edge out the £89 million Premier League record fee paid by Manchester United for Paul Pogba in 2016 from Juventus.
Grealish signed a brand-new five-year contract at Villa Park in September to remain at his boyhood club. But after a breakout campaign where he bagged six goals and notched 10 assists in 26 appearances, Man City has been heavily chasing his signature this summer.
It’s believed that the England international is keen on playing under City boss Pep Guardiola and getting the chance to play Champions League football is appealing to the playmaker, which is something that’s not a reality with Aston Villa.
While personal terms are apparently in place, there is still a lot of hoops to jump through. Grealish reportedly won’t force the issue with Villa, who he has the utmost respect for. There is also a good chance that the Midlands club could reject Man City’s offer in order to keep their star man.
Nevertheless, this is a huge step in the right direction for Man City. They also continue to pursue Tottenham hitman Harry Kane, who is keen on a move away from North London. The next month will be very interesting for the English giants with the Premier League transfer window closing on the evening of August 31st.