The Aston Villa skipper is one of the players Manchester City is considering buying this summer as they aim to defend the Premier League title and also impress again in Europe next season.
The 25-year-old, who only signed a new five-year deal with the club in September, has aspirations of playing in the Champions League and it is thought he is keen to step up to the next level sooner rather than later.
Reports over the course of the past month have suggested that the Villa midfielder has been attracting significant levels following his impressive season and is poised to move to the Etihad Stadium.
Recent reports have stated that the premier league club value their talisman at £100 million, however, some around the club believe that a bid in the range of £90 million could be accepted.
The player, who is a boyhood Villa fan, will become a Manchester City player once the Citizens activate the required clause in the playmaker’s contract.
However, the report adds that sources close to Grealish are under the impression that he is ready to sign a new contract with Aston Villa also confident this is the case, and have been telling new signings that they will be playing alongside Grealish, even if just for one more year.
The 25-year-old scored six goals and laid on 12 assists last season, which won him inclusion in the England squad for Euro 2020. He featured in five games during the tournament, starting once and registering two assists as England lost in the final on penalties to Italy.
The report was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters, who took to the social media platform to share their thoughts and opinions.
Wow….. This is good news— Italy 🇮🇹 (@ossycyndykate) July 16, 2021
Announce it today— Dylan J West (@dy1anwest14) July 16, 2021
But fingers crossed 🤞— COOKY (@mcfclad74) July 16, 2021
Il believe it when he’s holding the pen in in his hand contract on the tablet with Txiki sat next to him grinning— COOKY (@mcfclad74) July 16, 2021
He’ll play for both teams next season— Man City Italia (@mancityitalia) July 16, 2021
Just get used to it now guys we are not signing none of these players we are linked to— alex portelada (@AlexPortelada) July 16, 2021
If City are willing to break the British transfer record to sign him then he’s got a decision to make if he wants to progress his career— TrapMoneyCity (@TrapMoneyCity1) July 16, 2021