- Manchester City have upped their pursuit for Jack Grealish in stunning new reports
- The Citizens are ready to trigger Grealish’s release clause which would leave Aston Villa with no option but to allow the attacker to leave
- Aston Villa value Grealish at about KSh 15 billion
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Manchester City are on the verge of signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa after reportedly gearing up to trigger the 25-year old’s release clause.
The Citizens, according to reports, have agreed personal terms with the talented attacker and a bid is now imminent.
Pep Guardiola is a long-time admirer of Grealish and has been quoted in the past describing the midfielder as “one of the best attackers in the league”.
With the new season on the horizon, The Athletic reports that Grealish could be City’s first major signing of the summer as he is also interested in a move to Manchester City.
Villa are reluctant to let their star man go but if the release clause is triggered, they will have little choice but to start to look for potential replacements.
While the exact figure of the release clause is not clear, Villa are believed to want a fee around the region of £100m (KSh 15b) for Grealish.
At the moment, City are extremely confident about landing Grealish and reports have it that the club are ready to trigger his release clause.
Grealish is currently on holiday after a grueling Euro 2020 which saw his England side lose the final to Italy.
He made a handful of appearances for Gareth Southgate’s side but was often overlooked for the likes of Mason Mount, Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling in attack.
In the Premier League last season, Grealish netted six goals and got 12 assists in a stellar campaign for the Villains, who finished the season in 11th place.
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He still has four years left on his contract with Aston Villa, a club where he has spent his entire career thus far.
“I wanted to take a penalty”
Grealish recently came under criticism from Man United legend Roy Keane, who slammed England players for allowing 19-year old Bukayo Saka to bear the pressure and take a penalty against Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
The 25-year old took to his Twitter to dismiss the notion that he was scared to take a penalty, saying:
“I said I wanted to take one!!!! The gaffer has made so many right decisions through this tournament and he did tonight,”
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