Grealish to City latest (financial take)
Jack Grealish to Manchester City depends on the Villa captains wishes.
It was announced on Thursday/ Friday by various media outlets that Manchester City had put a £100m bid in for Jack Grealish, this is Aston Villa’s valuation of the player. The bid has not officially been accepted by the club yet however Man City executives have growing confidence the bid will be accepted soon. It is currently unclear as to whether add ons would be included in the deal on top of the £100m Fabrizio Romano has announced he will have updates on the bid within the next few days.
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Jack has returned from holiday and has attended Villa training, the captain has held talks with the club regarding his future, the player is still undecided on the matter as if he didn’t move to Manchester City he would be happy to sign a new Villa contract. The new contract will be worth 230k per week this is a significant boost on his weekly 130k, signing the contract could make Grealish Villa's highest ever paid player. Should Grealish move to city it is believed he would be paid around 200k per week with monthly bonuses. The transfer remains on track but is delayed, should he want to join City it is reported he has a verbal agreement with personal terms. (Sam Lee)
Manchester City are thought to have a medical and photoshoot scheduled for the player this week as Man City hope to complete the transfer within the next 5 days allowing them to move on to other targets such as Spurs striker Harry Kane. Man City know £100m for Grealish is a lot of money however Pep Guardiola believes he would be worth every penny, Man City plan to sell and raise more funds in order to get both deals done. Bernardo Silva is thought to be a player City could sell. Manchester City believe a fee of around £130m is needed to Kane done and are prepared to pay that should the funds be raised.
Written by Mason Smith
Sources : Fabrizio Romano
Martin Blackburn (The Sun)