Transfer news - Aston Villa ready to let £100m Jack Grealish go to Manchester City - reports
Manchester City have reportedly been given the green light to negotiate a deal with Aston Villa for their playmaker and captain Jack Grealish. The 25-year-old England international has been linked with a move to link up with Pep Guardiola for most of the season and it now appears that Villa will let him go for £100 million.
Raheem Sterling of England celebrates with Jack Grealish after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between Czech Republic and England at Wembley Stadium on June 22, 2021 in London, England.
A fee of at least £100 million is reportedly needed for Villa to let him go, and it appears that City are the favourites to land him, as one of the few teams in Europe who could afford him.
Pep Guardiola is moving on from a season which saw his side land the Premier League but fall short in the Champions League final against winners Chelsea. Sergio Aguero has already left for Barcelona, and Spurs striker Harry Kane is believed to be the primary target.
However, midfielder Bernardo Silva is reportedly keen to move on from England, and has been linked with Spanish side Barcelona, who are currently trying to convince Lionel Messi to remain with the club, who had also been mentioned as a possible target for Guardiola and City this summer.
Grealish was previously linked with Manchester United but they appear to have prioritised the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
Villa have signed Emi Buendia from Norwich which will soften the blow of Grealish’s exit, and Emile Smith Rowe could also arrive from Arsenal.
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