Manchester City are poised to make Jack Grealish English football’s first £ 100 MILLION star as he becomes their top midfield priority … and they want £ 150 million Harry Kane to follow him through the door!
- Manchester City aims to make Jack Grealish the first £ 100 million star of English football
- A deal for Grealish from Aston Villa would set City to break the British transfer record
- Pep Guardiola admires Grealish and wants him to be the center of his team at City
- It is unclear whether a deal will be cash or whether players will be switched
Manchester City have made Jack Grealish their number 1 midfield goal and are ready to make the Aston Villa star’s first £ 100 million player in English football.
Competing in their first Champions League final against Chelsea on Saturday, the Premier League champions are determined to improve the quality of an already excellent squad from a strong position.
Grealish has long been admired by Pep Guardiola and the City manager wants to put the 25-year-old at the center of what he hopes will become his administration’s second major team in Manchester.
Manchester City aims to make Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish English football the first £ 100 million player
Tottenham forward Harry Kane is also firmly in the sights of City after the England captain revealed his desire to leave North London in search of silverware last week.
Villa awarded Grealish with a lucrative new contract last September, and the club captain has four more years to play.
His importance to Dean Smith’s side is immense and as such they wouldn’t like to sell their local hero for less than a new UK transfer record.
A deal for Villa talisman Grealish would set City to break the UK transfer record this summer
Pep Guardiola is determined to have Grealish at the center of his second great team at the club
City have not had the most expensive player in the Premier League since signing Robinho for £ 32.5m at the start of the Abu Dhabi era in September 2008, but there is recognition that recruiting Grealish will be expensive.
It is unclear at this stage if City would pursue a direct cash negotiation or if there would be room for players who struggled for playtime this season to be included in the deal – as they did in 2019 when they signed Juventus’ Joao Cancelo with Danilo used. as an interaction.
City sold Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz to Villa two years ago; they have an option to buy him back for £ 27.5m, but that clause will expire on June 5 and City have yet to tell Villa what they plan to do with a man touted as a long-term replacement for Fernandinho .
The man City wants in Birmingham is England international Grealish and Guardiola hopes he will help refresh a squad that could fulfill the ultimate ambition of the club’s owners in Porto by becoming European champions.