Man City Sign Jack Grealish From Aston Villa

Grealish was a part of the England gamers that completed second on the Euro 2020.


Manchester City on Thursday introduced the signing of “natural talent” Jack Grealish on a six-year deal from Aston Villa for a British file price reported to be £100 million ($139 million).

City confirmed Grealish will put on the quantity 10 shirt, which was just lately vacated by the departure to Barcelona of striker Sergio Aguero.

“I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City. 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,” Grealish, 25, mentioned on

The price shattered the earlier British file of £89 million paid by Manchester United to signal Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016.

“Over the previous 10 seasons, City have received main trophies persistently. Pep Guardiola coming right here has taken them to the following stage and the soccer this workforce performs is probably the most thrilling in Europe.

“To play for Pep and be taught from him goes to be particular and it’s one thing any prime footballer would need.

“The facilities are amazing, and I honestly can’t wait to get started, meet everyone and get playing.”

City are reported to have activated a clause in Grealish’s contract that compelled Villa to simply accept their supply when it reached £100 million.

Grealish returned from vacation in Dubrovnik at the beginning of this week and resumed coaching whereas City hammered out the deal.

Having graduated from Villa’s youth academy, Grealish has spent his complete profession on the membership he supported as a boy, other than a mortgage spell at Notts County within the 2013-14 season.

He has made 213 appearances for Villa since his debut in 2014, scoring 32 objectives and laying on 43 assists.

Grealish, who had 4 years remaining on his Villa contract, scored six occasions within the league final season and offered 10 assists.

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 ‘Incredible talent’ 

England's midfielder Jack Grealish greets the fans after their loss in the UEFA EURO 2020 final football match between Italy and England at the Wembley Stadium in London on July 11, 2021. Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP
England’s midfielder Jack Grealish greets the followers after their loss within the UEFA EURO 2020 ultimate soccer match between Italy and England on the Wembley Stadium in London on July 11, 2021.
Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP


He has by no means performed within the Champions League and becoming a member of City offers him an opportunity to showcase his abilities on the highest stage.

The Villa captain’s 4 appearances for England throughout their run to the Euro 2020 ultimate final month gave a glimpse of the standard that satisfied City supervisor Pep Guardiola to make his transfer.

The deal is a significant assertion of intent by City forward of the brand new season.

Grealish’s capability to prise open defences will give Guardiola one other weapon as City look to defend the Premier League title.

Guardiola already has Grealish’s England team-mates Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling in artistic attacking roles, with Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez giving the City supervisor a humiliation of riches within the ultimate third.

City face Leicester within the Community Shield at Wembley on Saturday earlier than beginning their Premier League marketing campaign towards Tottenham on August 15.

Man City’s director of soccer Txiki Begiristain hailed Grealish as “an incredible talent”.

“Jack’s improvement over the previous few seasons each for membership and nation has been plain for everyone to see. His pure expertise collectively along with his dedication to enhance as a participant, has seen him change into some of the thrilling attacking gamers in world soccer at present.

“I am certain that the fans are going to love seeing him in our team. Pep loves the way he plays, and we all feel he is an ideal fit for Manchester City.”

“Our style and his style are a perfect match. I’m excited to watch him over the coming years.”

Grealish admitted it was not a straightforward resolution to go away his boyhood membership in Birmingham.

“It was obviously a difficult few months because I have been an Aston Villa fan for my whole life,” he added.

“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. I am absolutely delighted to be here.”


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