Jack Grealish has been linked with a move to Manchester City this summer and many pundits believe that the move will take place.
Grealish, 26, has evolved into one of the world’s best midfielders and City boss Pep Guardiola believes that his style of play fits into his philosophy and could lead City to great things in the future. Having said that, all is not green for City.
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Fabrizio Romano on Twitter has explained that City haven’t yet made an official bid for Grealish to Aston Villa despite numerous reports claiming that City did make an official bid worth £100 million for the 26-year-old.
"“There’s still nothing advanced or agreed for Jack Grealish. Manchester City are strongly interested in signing him but NO talks ongoing with Aston Villa, as of today #MCFC #AVFCMan City board considers ‘complicated’ to sign both Grealish and Kane [Spurs refused opening bid].”Source: Fabrizio Romano on Twitter"
The Italian football journalist also claimed that City are finding it complicated to sign both Grealish and Kane this summer.
Jack Grealish was linked with a move away from Aston Villa last summer as well but rivals Manchester United were said to be the favorites to sign him The deal couldn’t go through and Grealish signed a new contract with Aston Villa, one that would keep him at the club until 2025.
Therefore, it becomes clear that Aston Villa are in no hurry whatsoever to part ways with their best player and skipper. The Villans however have slapped a £100 million valuation on Grealish.
It is also understood that the English midfielder’s agents have persuaded the Villans to part ways with the 26-year-old. It remains to be seen if Aston Villa accept the bid that City would make for the 26-year-old but one shouldn’t be surprised if The Lions shoot it down, especially if the bid is not near the £100 million valuation, as imposed by Aston Villa on Jack Grealish.
Grealish is currently representing England at the Euro 2020 alongside Harry Kane, who is also been linked with a move to Manchester City this summer. The Cityzens however, will find it extremely tough to sign the £150 million-rated English striker, with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said to play hardball in the negotiations.