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Manchester City: O’Rourke drops exciting Grealish claim

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Speaking on The Football Terrace’s The Done Deal Show, Pete O’Rourke has delivered a fresh update on Manchester City’s pursuit of Aston Villa star Jack Grealish.

Serious reports began to emerge during Euro 2020 with Sky Sports claiming that Man were readying a bid for Grealish once the summer tournament was over, and City’s correspondent for The Athletic, Sam Lee, has admitted that the deal is now at an advanced stage.

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It has also been reported this week that Grealish is now coming around to the idea of signing for the Premier League champions, despite his boyhood club wanting to offer him a new contract, even though he only signed one back in 2020.

O’Rourke offered his latest update on City’s pursuit of Grealish.

“The latest on this one I’m hearing is Manchester are really confident of getting this deal over the line, it probably will be a new Premier League transfer record as well, probably close to £100 million for Grealish.

“The signals that Man are getting are that they think this deal can get done and will get over the line, that Jack Grealish will be a Manchester City player for the start of the new season.”

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With Financial Fair Play being relaxed this season due to the pandemic, Man seem to be taking full advantage of it, with reports suggesting they are wanting to bring in both Grealish and Harry Kane to play alongside Kevin De Bruyne, which would likely send shivers through any opposition in the Premier League.

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In an Aston Villa side that were not challenging for honours or a European spot, Grealish was obviously head and shoulders above anyone else in the squad considering he finished with the most assists, goal and shot-creating actions as well as being the most fouled player.

It’s very obvious to see why Pep Guardiola is willing to smash the club’s transfer record fee to bring in Grealish for an eye-watering £100 million.

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