Midfielder Jack Grealish to join Man City on $100m deal
- ·Jack Grealish is due in Manchester to complete his £100million move to City
- City were prepared to meet Aston Villa's release clause for the England star
- Grealish, 25, has just returned to pre-season training after playing at Euro 2020
Reportedly, Jack Grealish's £100 million move to Manchester City will be completed today.
The Aston Villa skipper will sign his contract in Manchester before completing the British record transfer transaction.
City became favourites to sign the talented Villa player in March, according to Sportsmail, and they have remained steadfast in their pursuit, initiating negotiations over their bid last week and offering his £100m clause last Friday.
The Premier League champions have made a statement with the acquisition, as Pep Guardiola tries to defend his championship and go one step further in the Champions League.
Grealish had returned to training with Villa on Monday after his holidays in Mykonos and Dubrovnik. In respect of his boyhood club, he maintained a professional manner as the squad went through their paces.
He spoke with sporting director Johan Lange and expressed his desire to advance in his profession.
Villa want to build a side to challenge the top six in the Premier League and have completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey for £30m.
They also want Southampton's James Ward-Prowse, Chelsea's Tammy Abraham, Norwich City's Todd Cantwell, and Manchester United's Axel Tuanzebe to join.
The rebuild will do little to assuage Villa fans who are angry about the loss of their top player, but the club offered Grealish good conditions to stay and remain ambitious in their future intentions.
Grealish will now get the chance to play on the Champions League stage and cement his place as one of the best midfielders in Europe.
Despite Kane's absence from training this week, City is still interested in signing his England teammate Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. However, the transfer will not be as smooth.
Daniel Levy maintains that his captain is staying and it will take a bid in excess of £150million to make him reconsider.