Manchester City have been desperate to bring in Jack Grealish from Aston Villa and Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur but have been met with real resistance from both clubs this summer.
The Daily Mail say City have reached an agreement with Villa over Grealish, however, so they’re closing in on their second senior signing and their seventh overall after George Murray-Jones (Southend), Tomas Galvez (Watford), Kayky (Fluminense), Dario Sarmiento (Estudiantes), Kluiverth Aguilar (Alianza Lima), Scott Carson (Derby County).
Grealish is expected to complete a £100m move to City on Wednesday and is due in Manchester to sign his contract – the Sky Blues matched his release clause so Villa had no choice but to accept the offer. The Midlands outfit are hoping to convince Grealish to sign a new deal, but they may be unsuccessful.
The 25-year-old has made 213 appearances in all competitions for Villa, scoring 32 goals with 43 assists. Last season, Grealish had a hand in 18 goals from 26 Premier League games and earned himself a place in England’s 26-man squad for the 2020 European Championships.
With Grealish now recognised as one of the best playmakers in Europe, it’s understandable why City are so desperate to sign him.