Manchester City is reportedly aiming to place a £75 million bid for Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish. The 25-year-old forward is one of their top targets alongside Tottenham Hotspur skipper Harry Kane.
Earlier, a £100 million bid for Kane was turned down by Spurs. Similarly, Villa are also keeping an asking price of at least the same amount.
Although his contract expires four years later, he is keen on having a Champions League experience. Amidst rumours about the advanced talk between him and the Cityzens, Grealish was seen donning the Aston Villa’s new home kit. Will he stay at Villa Park or will he opt for a bigger challenge?
Will Grealish stay at his boyhood club or will he move to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City?
Jack Grealish made it to the senior team from the U21 squad during the 2013-14 season. Since then, in his 213 appearances, he scored 32 goals and assisted 43 times.
He was excellent playing for England in the Euros 2020 despite losing on penalties against Italy in the final. According to Daily Mail, the defending Premier League champions are planning to place an opening bid worth £75 million + add-ons.
Although the asking price is lesser than expected (£ 100m), it is rumoured that the deal is in the advanced stages of negotiations. As per the same report, the club is unwilling to sell him and would be even offering him a new contract of about £150000 per week!
If the Sky Blues succeed in signing Grealish as well as Kane, it could be violating Financial Fair Play Rules. However, it could be a deadly trio of Sterling-Kane-Grealish, who are also dangerous while playing together for the Three Lions.
Manchester City began their pre-season in style with a 2-0 win over minnows Preston.
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