Date: 30th July 2021 at 9:44am
Written by: Marc Harley

It’s no secret that Manchester City are keen on signing Jack Grealish this summer and the Guardian say the Premier League champions have finally got the ball rolling by entering in talks with Aston Villa

City are desperate to add Grealish to their talented array of attackers (Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Ferran Torres, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling) but will have to match Villa’s lofty asking price to lure him to the Etihad Stadium.

The 25-year-old is valued at £100m and Villa are trying to tie him down to a lucrative new deal, so there’s no guarantee City will land his signature. It all depends on Grealish.

City are an attractive proposition after winning three Premier League titles in the last four seasons while reaching the Champions League final in May, but Villa have Grealish tied down until 2025 and are willing to offer him £250k-per-week to stay beyond the summer.

Grealish hand a hand in 18 goals from 26 Premier League games last season and had more successful dribbles (65) than Phil Foden, so he would improve Pep Guardiola’s squad.

If City match the England international’s valuation, they shouldn’t have any other obstacles in their way as they can offer Grealish far more money than Villa.

In other news, club in talks with Man City over 24 y/o who impressed on loan last season

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