England football champions Manchester City have signed England international Jack Grealish from Aston Villa. Both clubs announced this on Thursday evening. The 25-year-old, who has played for Aston Villa since childhood and was also the team captain for the Birmingham club, will be awarded a six-year contract with Manchester City.
The clubs did not provide any information about the transfer fee. According to information from British media, City is to pay a release clause for Grealish equivalent to 100 million pounds (about 118 million euros) to Aston Villa. That would be a record in English football. So far, the Frenchman Paul Pogba, who moved from Juventus Turin to Manchester United for £ 89million in 2016, has been the most expensive professional in the English Premier League.
Guardiola’s dream player
“I am incredibly happy to join Manchester City. City is the best team in the country with a coach who is considered the best in the world. A dream come true to be part of this club, ”Grealish said in a message on Master’s home page. The club tweeted:
The twelve-time national player Grealish, who is considered to be the preferred player of city coach Pep Guardiola, is particularly popular with England fans. At the European Football Championship, the offensive player only made four short appearances and was only in the starting line-up once. But every time he was greeted with great applause by the audience. In the European Championship final against Italy, which England lost on penalties, Grealish was substituted on in extra time.