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Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by HonNL: 8:15pm On Aug 05, 2021
Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of Jack Grealish on a six-year deal.

The 25-year-old midfielder joins from Aston Villa, having made 213 appearances over the course of eight seasons, scoring 32 goals and assisting 43.

In addition to widespread admiration for his domestic performances, Jack also received plaudits for his impressive individual and team contribution to the England squad, as the national team reached the final of the Euro 2020 competition in a truly memorable summer for fans all over the country.

“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.”

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain 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.”

Everyone at Manchester City is delighted Jack has joined us and we all wish him the very best during his time here.

JACK GREALISH: A RARE TALENT

Jack Grealish, 25, is a player who possesses wonderful natural ability and flair - a rare talent who will add a new dimension to City’s potent attack.

He carries the ball superbly, has quick feet, can keep the ball in the tightest of spaces and is a superb passer. He’ll bring a new aesthetic to City’s play.

His career so far has been one of consistent improvement.

Joining Villa’s academy as a six-year-old, his first taste of notable youth success came when he won UEFA’s NextGen under-19 tournament in 2013.

Aged just 16, he was named as an unused substitute in a 4–2 home Premier League defeat against Chelsea on 31 March 2012.

He made a temporary switch to to Notts County in 2013, a move that fast-tracked his progress, with the physicality of League One football augmenting his technical quality.

He played 39 times during his loan period, scoring five goals, before returning to Villa for the final weeks of the 2013/14 season.

He made his Aston Villa debut at the Etihad as an 88th-minute substitute in a game that saw Yaya Toure score a wonder goal as City edged towards our second title in three years, before finishing top scorer as Villa won the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens tournament.

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The following campaign saw him establish himself as a senior Aston Villa player. He appeared 17 times in the Premier League and featured in every round as they reached the 2015 FA Cup final, delivering a masterful performance in the semi-final win over Liverpool.

He played the full 90 minutes in the final, aged just 19, as Villa lost 4-0 to Arsenal. Grealish ended the season by collecting the club’s Young Player of the Year award.

An ankle injury the following season restricted him to 27 appearances in all competitions as Villa were relegated to the Championship, but he made 31 league appearances the following campaign.

He was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year in 2018-19 as Villa won promotion to the Premier League via the playoffs, with Grealish taking on the captaincy in March of that season.

In their first year back in the top flight, Villa reached the League Cup final, losing 2-1 to City, as Grealish made 41 appearances in all competitions.

And in the 2020-21 campaign, he won Villa’s Player of the Season award, before making five appearances for England en route to the final of the Euros, delivering a game-changing cameo in the famous 2-0 last-16 win over Germany at Wembley.

Welcome to Manchester City, Jack Grealish!

SEASON-BY-SEASON STATS
2013-14

Played: 40
Aston Villa: 1
Notts County (loan): 39
League One Goals: 5
League One Assists: 7
2014-15

Played: 24
Goals: 0
Assists: 3
2015-16

Played: 21
Goals: 1
Assists: 1
2016-17

Played: 33
Goals: 5
Assists: 5
2017-18

Played: 31
Goals: 3
Assists: 6
2018-19

Played: 35
Goals: 6
Assists: 8
2019-20

Played: 41
Goals: 10
Assists: 7
2020-21

Played: 27
Goals: 7
Assists: 10
TOTAL

Appearances: 252
Goals: 37
Assists: 48
Aston Villa

Appearances: 213
Goals: 32
Assists: 41
Notts County

Appearances: 39
Goals: 5
Assists: 7

Manchester City FC

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by fourboys: 8:20pm On Aug 05, 2021
If mancity or psg no win champions league this season na juju embarassed embarassed

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by Nobody: 8:24pm On Aug 05, 2021
This doesn't not guarantee them the epl title but meeen city are so dammn complete; see squad .. grin

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by oluwatunde1984(m): 5:35am On Aug 06, 2021
Good signing, sterling leaving or has left because this English mate is his replacement

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by korm2me(m): 5:38am On Aug 06, 2021
Nice
Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by wayne4loan: 5:38am On Aug 06, 2021
Expensive and overrated player undecided

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by sheriffindy(m): 5:39am On Aug 06, 2021
Jack and kelvin in one team....



SICK OOOOO!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by OrdinaryNigeria(m): 5:40am On Aug 06, 2021
Money

Mancity must win this champion league, they've suffered enuf.
They shud add Messi.

They may not reach qrt final next season

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by vicfajeze(m): 5:40am On Aug 06, 2021
A waste

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by iamademorlar(m): 5:42am On Aug 06, 2021
Arab money doings..

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by redcliff: 5:44am On Aug 06, 2021
wayne4loan:
Expensive and overrated player undecided

exact same thoughts. thanks to british media

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by xxolisexx(m): 5:45am On Aug 06, 2021
Nw wey messi don dey free....dem go return jack collect messi.... grin

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by OBTMOS(m): 5:48am On Aug 06, 2021
Aston villa made money on this one

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by Unibener: 5:49am On Aug 06, 2021
Money na Paper
English Messi is here
Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by BUSHHUNTER: 5:49am On Aug 06, 2021
Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by greenie77: 5:52am On Aug 06, 2021
Aston Villa has cashed out.

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by Unibener: 5:53am On Aug 06, 2021
xxolisexx:
Nw wey messi don dey free....dem go return jack collect messi.... grin

Grealish over Messi everyday.
Two times on a Friday.
Think Long term.
One has two seasons in him and has Large salary
The other has 10 seasons in him and would accept peanuts.

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by wman(m): 5:53am On Aug 06, 2021
I really hope City doesn't get Messi. I hate to see a City team with Messi, Grealish and Harry Kane as new signings.

The rest of us in EPL are in soup if that happens.

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by skywalker240(m): 5:53am On Aug 06, 2021
Overrated Jare
Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by money121(m): 5:54am On Aug 06, 2021
Nice one
Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by Aflix(m): 5:55am On Aug 06, 2021
Waste of money to me tho..

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by pat077: 5:58am On Aug 06, 2021
That's too much a fee for a player that is just a bit above average and has not won anything yet in this career.

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by elmessiahs(m): 6:00am On Aug 06, 2021
Congrats, THE BLUES FOR LIFE
CHELSEA FOR EVER

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by Nobody: 6:02am On Aug 06, 2021
grin
Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by KingLion007(m): 6:04am On Aug 06, 2021
fourboys:
If mancity or psg no win champions league this season na juju embarassed embarassed
UCL not all abt individual bt team work.

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by oloshun(m): 6:05am On Aug 06, 2021
No be every motor dey need Jack. Na d reason why Oyinbo hide am for emergency. If your car dey kqmpe, you fit no see your jack for 5 years. For me, I never need am. I rep d Blues

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by KingLion007(m): 6:05am On Aug 06, 2021
didikakakuku:
Can they buy a black player for this amount with the same player ability
With Guardiola as the gaffer i doubt.

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by chloride6: 6:06am On Aug 06, 2021
What a collosal waste of money,....

Jack is good but he isn't 100m good.

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by KingLion007(m): 6:07am On Aug 06, 2021
Alejod:
grin

Abeg make una dey remember my darling ARSENAL for prayer. It must not continue like this, we dey sign Ben White when our squad is devoid of any tested and proven match winner. Who we offend, by the way, i have external lithium battery for Laptop for sale. So me some love by sharing the info with your friend, it is guaranteed to take the generator noise away.
Dnt wori dude we gonna do well dis season jst need one CAM bfor d season gets underway.

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Re: Manchester City sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in £100m record deal by KingLion007(m): 6:08am On Aug 06, 2021
chloride6:
What a collosal waste of money,....

Jack is good but he isn't 100m good.

English Press

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