City sign Jack Grealish for club record transfer fee
By Ric Turner, Thu 05 August 2021 20:28
Aston Villa midfielder joins on six-year deal after City activate his release clause
Manchester City have announced the signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for a club record transfer fee. The 25-year-old midfielder has signed a six year contract after the club activated his release clause, rumoured to be in the region of £100m.
“I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City,” Grealish said. “City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world – it’s a dream come true to be part of this club.
“Over the past 10 seasons, they have won major trophies consistently. Pep coming here has taken them to the next level and the football this team plays is the most exciting in Europe. To play for Pep and learn from him is going to be special and it’s something any top footballer would want.
“The facilities are amazing, and I honestly can’t wait to get started, meet everyone and get playing.”
Txiki Begiristain, City's Director of Football, added:
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome Jack Grealish to Manchester City. He is an incredible talent.
“Jack’s development over the past few seasons both for club and country has been plain for everybody to see. His natural talent together with his commitment to improve as a player, has seen him become one of the most exciting attacking players in world football today.
“I am certain that the fans are going to love seeing him in our team. Pep loves the way he plays, and we all feel he is an ideal fit for Manchester City. Our style and his style are a perfect match. I’m excited to watch him over the coming years.”