Manchester City keep tabs on Premier League midfielder

Manchester City are willing to bring in fresh faces before the start of the new season. The Premier League holders have apparently set sights on some top-quality players. Recent reports from ESPN have now added saying that the Sky Blues have now prioritized signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

The 25-year-old has been one of the top performers of The Lions and has often received interest from top sides in the Championship in the past. In the recently concluded season, the Englishman made 26 appearances in the Premier League and had managed to score six goals.

In terms of solid interest, Manchester United, too, have shown a considerable amount of interest for the Villa midfielder and therefore one of the favorites to sign the player this summer.

The English international is presently away with the national side for the upcoming Euros. The midfielder is expected to play a vital role in the first-team and is expected to lead the frontline alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Phil Foden, and Jadon Sancho.

 Will Manchester City make Grealish move?

Maybe. At the present moment, the club may not desperately require an attacking midfielder. The club has quality attacking options in the shape of Bernando Silva, Phil Foden Riyad Mahrez, and Raheem Sterling. However, Pep Guardiola might be interested to add more firepower to his attacking set up ahead of the new season in August.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MAY 23: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Chelsea at Villa Park on May 23, 2021, in Birmingham, England. A limited number of fans will be allowed into Premier League stadiums as Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Will Grealish fit at Manchester City?

Yes, he will. The English midfielder has all the necessary qualities to succeed in a top side like Manchester City. Most importantly, the 25-year-old will have the opportunity to work with a successful manager like Pep Guardiola who himself is said to be a “long time” admirer of the player.

How much for Grealish?

100 million pounds. That’s the price which has been quoted by Aston Villa for the services of Grealish. Honestly, I feel this steep price tag has somewhat kept a lot of interested parties at bay. The Sky Blues are although hopeful that they will be able to pull down the quoted price and pay somewhere around 75 million pounds for the signature of the Englishman.