Man City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in a record-breaking £100m transfer fee.
Grealish, 25 years of age joins the Premier League champions on a six-year contract. He will wear the number 10 shirt which was previously worn by Sergio Aguero.
The £100m deal exceeds midfielder Paul Pogba’s record of £89m from Juventus in 2016.
Grealish is thrilled saying
“City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world,”
“It’s a dream come true to be part of this club.”
Having been a boyhood Villa fan, Grealish joined the club at just 6 and made 213 appearances in all competitions scoring 32 goals.
“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.
“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.”
After Man City sign Jack Grealish, City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said:
“Jack’s development over the past few seasons both for club and country has been plain for everybody to see.
“His natural talent together with his commitment to improve as a player has seen him become one of the most exciting attacking players in world football today.”
We look forward to seeing more of what this young midfielder has to offer and wish him every success with Man City! Go Grealish Go!