Manchester Metropolis has signed England midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa on a six-year contract, each Premier League golf equipment introduced on Thursday.
Metropolis didn’t disclose the switch charge however British media reported that the deal was price 100 million kilos ($139.27 million) making Grealish the most costly participant in Premier League historical past.
The 25-year-old had 4 years left on his Villa contract after signing a brand new deal in September final yr.
Grealish’s transfer to Premier League champions Metropolis breaks the earlier file held by France midfielder Paul Pogba, who rejoined Manchester United from Juventus in 2016 for a reported charge of 89.3 million kilos.
“Metropolis are the perfect crew within the nation with a supervisor thought of to be the perfect on this planet – it’s a dream come true to be a part of this membership,” Grealish mentioned in an announcement.
“Over the previous 10 seasons, they’ve received main trophies constantly. Pep (Guardiola) coming right here has taken them to the subsequent degree and the soccer this crew performs is probably the most thrilling in Europe.”
Grealish began his profession at Villa’s academy earlier than making his senior debut in 2014. The playmaker, who was given the captain’s armband in March 2019, performed greater than 200 video games for the West Midlands membership, scoring 32 targets.
Grealish represented Eire at youth degree however switched allegiance to England in 2015, making his Beneath-21 debut a yr later. He earned his senior cap in September 2020 and has since performed 12 instances for the Three Lions.
He was a part of England’s marketing campaign at Euro 2020, the place coach Gareth Southgate’s crew misplaced to Italy in a penalty shootout within the ultimate.
Grealish’s signing will strengthen supervisor Pep Guardiola’s squad because the Spaniard appears to be like to retain their Premier League title and struggle for Champions League glory.
British media mentioned Metropolis can be eager to signal Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane for a charge reported to be in extra of 100 million kilos.
Metropolis faces FA Cup holders Leicester Metropolis within the Group Defend on Saturday. It begins its league title defence with a visit to Spurs on August 15.