Manchester City’s hopes of signing Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish have accelerated in recent days, with Fabrizio Romano providing the latest on his potential move.
It was reported on Friday that Manchester City had submitted an official £100m bid for the England international, who has emerged as one of Pep Guardiola’s top targets this summer.
Romano has now provided an update on the 25-year-old on Twitter, saying: “Manchester City are pushing to complete the Jack Grealish deal “in the next few days”. Medical ready if a total agreement will be reached with Aston Villa. Official talks started two days ago with a deadline: agreement within next week or Jack will sign a new deal with Villa.”
Unless Dean Smith’s side are able to convince Grealish to sign a new deal at Villa Park, it seems very likely that the winger will be making the move to the Etihad Stadium this summer. After his superb performances in recent seasons, there is little to suggest that he won’t be a good addition to Guardiola’s squad.
Last season saw the former Notts County loanee make 26 appearances in the Premier League, in which he contributed six goals and 10 assists, averaging a superb 7.56 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
Only Kevin De Bruyne averaged a higher rating for Man City last season as they ran away with the Premier League title, and it seems fair to suggest that Grealish’s attacking output in terms of goals and assists will only improve with Guardiola’s coaching and the world-class teammates surrounding him at the Etihad.
It will be interesting to see where the creative forward will fit in, as he will likely be competing with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez for a berth out wide. However, if he can replicate his form from recent seasons with the Citizens, then he will quickly become a key player for Guardiola’s side.
Therefore, City fans will no doubt be buzzing with this latest update from Romano and will be hoping that a deal can be completed ahead of their Community Shield clash against Leicester City next weekend.