Man City to CONFIRM £100MILLION move for Jack Grealish after Euro 2020

Manchester City to CONFIRM £100MILLION move for Jack Grealish after Euro 2020 in the Premier League’s biggest-ever transfer… and Pep still wants Harry Kane to follow Villa’s star

  • Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish will join Manchester City for £100million
  • The Premier League champions are smashing the Premier League’s record deal 
  • Grealish is currently away with the England squad at the Euro 2020 knockouts
  • City boss Pep Guardiola still wants to sign Tottenham’s Harry Kane this summer
  • Kane has made no secret of his desire to leave Spurs and challenge for trophies 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

Manchester City will complete a record-breaking, £100million deal for Jack Grealish after the England star has finished representing his country at Euro 2020.

Sportsmail exclusively revealed last month that City were willing to smash the British transfer record for the 25-year-old Aston Villa star.

Talks between the two clubs have progressed rapidly and City, who still want to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer, have now agreed a huge deal. 

England and Aston Villa star Jack Grealish will join Manchester City in a £100million transfer

Grealish will become the most expensive player in British football history this summer

Grealish has become one of the most wanted midfielders in Europe after starring for Villa

1. Paul Pogba – £89m, Juventus to Manchester United, 2016

2. Harry Maguire – £80m, Leicester to Manchester United, 2019

3. Romelu Lukaku – £75m (rising to £90m), Everton to Manchester United, 2017

4. Virgil van Dijk – £75m, Southampton to Liverpool, 2018

5. Kai Havertz – £72m, Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea, 2020 

Grealish is currently away with Gareth Southgate’s squad and recently starred for the Three Lions in their 1-0 win over Czech Republic on Tuesday.

He looks certain to have played his last game for boyhood club Villa, who have reluctantly agreed to let him go in the Premier League’s biggest ever transfer.

Sportsmail first revealed City’s interest in Grealish in March, with the midfielder keen to move to the Etihad Stadium due to the prospect of working under Pep Guardiola. 

The 25-year-old has four years left on his Villa contract and has spent his entire career at the Midlands club, who have already signed Emi Buendia from Norwich and seen a £25m bid rejected for Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe.

Villa completed the free transfer of former player Ashley Young, who can also play in a wide left role similar to Grealish’s at the club, after the 35-year-old chose to leave Inter Milan having just led them to Serie A. 

Grealish has attracted interest from a number of clubs in recent years, with Manchester United and Tottenham among those keen to sign him.

The 25-year-old is understood to be excited at the prospect of working under Pep Guardiola

Aston Villa have already brought in attacking midfield Emi Buendia from Norwich for £40m

But City have won the race for the playmaker, agreeing to make him the most expensive player in British football history as part of another huge summer rebuild under Guardiola. 

Villa completed the free transfer of former player Ashley Young, who can also play in a wide left role similar to Grealish’s at the club, after the 35-year-old chose to leave Inter Milan having just led them to Serie A. 

Grealish has attracted interest from a number of clubs in recent years, with Manchester United and Tottenham among those keen to sign him.

But City have won the race for the playmaker, agreeing to make him the most expensive player in British football history as part of another huge summer rebuild under Guardiola. 

City’s summer spending will not end their, however, with Spurs talisman Kane still a major target for the Premier League champions. 

Grealish will link up with his England team-mate Phil Foden (right) at the Etihad next season

Manchester City also want to sign £150m-rated Harry Kane alongside Grealish this summer

City have already begun their pursuit of Kane and bid £100m for the Tottenham striker earlier this week, though Spurs chairman Daniel Levy values the forward at £150m. 

The 27-year-old striker told managerless Tottenham last month that he wants a move to a club that can give him realistic chances of winning the Premier League and Champions League. 

The 27-year-old striker told managerless Tottenham last month that he wants a move to a club that can give him realistic chances of winning the Premier League and Champions League.

Pep Guardiola is planning an overhaul of his top-flight title-winning City squad this summer

As a result of Grealish and Kane’s potential arrivals, Guardiola may choose to sell off some of his star attacking talents to balance the books. 

Sportsmail revealed last month that City will listen to offers for Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez as Guardiola prepares for an overhaul of his squad following a mixed season.

City romped to the Premier League title with relative ease and lifted yet another Carabao Cup, but were beaten in the Champions League final and FA Cup semi-final by Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.  




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