Manchester City are ready to spend big on Jack Grealish as Aston Villa are willing to accept a British transfer record for their Captain.
According to Football Insider, Manchester City could be preparing a massive £90 million offer for Jack Grealish with Aston Villa willing to accept the terms on offer. IF this deal goes through, it will break the British transfer record, beating Manchester United’s outlay on Paul Pogba, who signed from Juventus for £89.5 million.
Grealish has been one of Manchester City’s top targets alongside Harry Kane. With Pep Guardiola recently admitting a £100 million striker chase may not be affordable for his club, it is believed the Etihad side have kept aside funds for the Aston Villa man.
Manchester City are prepared to offer £90 million for Grealish, which would be a British record transfer. The Aston Villa captain is also keen on moving and develop under Guardiola. The England international has spent his entire career at Villa while also having four years left on his deal, ensuring the club get top value from his sale.
After last season’s title triumph, Guardiola was expected to strengthen his squad considerably. However, with a huge squad with plenty of attackers, Manchester City might sell some of their stars to accommodate Grealish. The likes of Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez or even Raheem Sterling could leave.
Grealish represents a statement transfer for City, with many big Premier League clubs also having thought of signing him. Having made his mark at Aston Villa, the England international is expected to become a superstar in the next years. City want to bring him to the Etihad to make them top contenders on all fronts.
Grealish also wants to play in the Champions League, something he has never done with Aston Villa, while the Cityzens will be hoping the England star brings them European glory.
Aston Villa are reportedly ready to accept a British transfer record fee for their prized asset. Initially, the Midlands club were seeking more than £100 million but may be willing to accept £90 million if City structure the deal to Villa’s liking.
Chelsea were also said to be in the hunt for Grealish, but he has seemingly made up his mind about playing for Manchester City, with personal terms not expected to be a problem. The English champions have been laying the groundwork for a few months now over the deal.
With the Euros concluded, the transfers will happen swiftly, and City would like to begin with the signing of Grealish. Once they seal this deal, Guardiola’s side are expected to focus their attention towards a striker, with a £130 million offer for Haaland thought to be on the cards.