According to the recent transfer rumors, Manchester City are planning to raid Aston Villa to sign Jack Grealish. The club is poised to break the Premier League transfer record to sign the Aston Villa creative playmaker. The player has had two best consecutive seasons under his belt and the Premier League giants are looking to secure the signing of the English international.
The reports on Mirror read:
Manchester City are reportedly ready to smash the all-time Premier League transfer record in order to land Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish. Grealish signed a new five-year contract with Villa just last year, with the deal running until 2025. And for that reason there is no chance he would come cheap, with Villa in no need to sell and no doubt desperate to keep their prize asset.
How has Jack Grealish performed for Aston Villa?
The above image sums it up all. Roy Keane, the Manchester United legendary midfielder, compared the player to one of the Greatest of All Time, Cristiano Ronaldo at the start of the summer transfer window. He wanted Manchester United to replace Paul Pogba with Jack Grealish. Red Devils were rumored to sign the player from Aston Villa in the last transfer window but with the English international signing a new contract, the rumors died down.
In the 2019/20 season, Jack Grealish saved Aston Villa from going down and the club awarded him with a long-term contract. The club captain has been pivotal in Aston Villa’s campaign as his absence cost Villa the place in the top 10 in 2020/21. In 26 games for Villa Park outfit, Grealish had six goals to his name. He also had ten assists to his name in the English top-flight.
Owing to his brilliant performances, Pep Guardiola has asked the club management to break the transfer records to acquire the services. In the absence of Kevin de Bruyne, Manchester City struggled a lot to create chances. Grealish is a versatile player and can play on the left flank as well. With no Aguero, City will look to sign Grealish who can score the goals from every part of the final third.