With 39 appearances across all competitions in his debut season at City, the England international scored six goals and delivered four assists.
Now that the season has drawn to a close and City got their hands on a fourth Premier League title in five years, the upcoming transfer window could give Pep Guardiola the chance to further strengthen his squad.
With the transfer window set to open in a matter of weeks, the Sky Blues could replicate last summer’s big-money move for Grealish by securing a deal for Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka.
A recent report from The Sun named City as potential suitors for the Gunners star should he find himself looking for a move away from north London this summer.
A product of Arsenal’s youth system, like Grealish was for Villa, the 20-year-old has made 183 appearances for the club across their under-18, under-23 and senior teams. In that time, the winger has found the net 45 times and supplied 46 assists, showing just how capable he is of not only scoring goals but creating them as well.
This is a similar output to Grealish, who has 49 goals and 63 assists to his name throughout his club career at youth and senior level.
Labelled a “phenomenal” player by Paul Merson, Saka is currently valued at £100m by CIES, which suggests that it could take a similar sort of fee that City paid for the former Villan to bring the Arsenal gem to the Etihad this time around.
Having played in all 38 of Arsenal’s league games this season, the England international racked up more shots at goal (95) than any of his team-mates, also leading the way for shot-creating and goal-creating actions.
This shows just how much of an attacking threat he is and why he could be a good fit to potentially flourish in a team like City, who have ended their title-winning season with more goals scored (99) than any other side in the Premier League.
If the opportunity to sign Saka becomes available for the recently-crowned champions, City should definitely be in the mix to secure his signature and continue their trend of signing England’s top talents.