Jack Grealish reveals the Premier League giant he “was really close” to joining before Manchester City move

Uncategorized

Jack Grealish reveals the Premier League giant he “was really close” to joining before Manchester City move

Grealish breaks British transfer record

Manchester City broke the British transfer record in the summer when they splashed out 100 million pounds in order to bring Jack Grealish to the North West of England.

While it has been a tough start to life in Manchester, his quality is undeniable, and he sat down with John Percy of the Telegraph in a wide-ranging interview.

Of course, he is now a Citizen.

However, it could have been so different, with Manchester United coming calling for Grealish the season prior, ahead of the 2020-21 season. But how close did the deal get? As per Grealish himself, it was almost done:

“I was really close to going, but nothing happened in the end,” he says. “We played United in a pre-season game on Saturday and I wasn’t supposed to play in a cup game at Burton. But after the United game I said to Purslow and my agent ‘if I’m not leaving, I’ll sign my new contract’.

“I went in with my dog on Tuesday morning, signed the deal, and played later that day. We all agreed on the clause and if any team hit that, it’s a win-win because it means I’ve had an unbelievable season and Villa got £100million.”

Would he have improved their situation.

Ending his career with Villa?

Meanwhile, Aston Villa fans will love to hear the fact that Grealish wants to return to the midlands to finish his career with his boyhood club. The Manchester City man revealed:

“It’s a club that is so close to my heart and I definitely hope to go back there,”

“That’s always been in my mind. Ashley Young has done it and I want to do the same, 100 per cent.”

Will he get a warm reception from the Villa faithful?

Read more:

What Jack Grealish told Dean Smith after finding out he was being sacked

Barcelona told how much it will cost to sign Manchester City star who “wants to leave”


Manchester City betting odds, next game:

Manchester City’s latest videos

Extended Highlights | Man City 2-1 West Ham | Gundogan, Fernandinho, Lanzini & SNOW!


Extended Highlights | Man City 2-1 West Ham | Gundogan, Fernandinho, Lanzini & SNOW!

City had to battle a dogged West Ham and blizzard conditions to edge a…

2021-11-30T00:00:19Z

Victory in the snow! | City 2-1 West Ham | Man City Highlights | Gundogan & Fernandinho goals!


Victory in the snow! | City 2-1 West Ham | Man City Highlights | Gundogan & Fernandinho goals!

City had to battle a dogged West Ham and blizzard conditions to edge a…

2021-11-28T22:00:13Z

Manchester City latest news

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
12 Brentford FC 13 0 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
16 Watford FC 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 4

Leave a Reply