Aston Villa keen to keep Grealish amid City interest


Aston Villa keen to keep Grealish amid City interest
Soccer Football - England Training - St. George's Park, Burton upon Trent, Britain - June 9, 2021 England's Jack Grealish during training REUTERS/Lee Smith

In Summary

  • Manchester City face a fight to sign 15-billion-shilling-rated Jack Grealish - with Aston Villa determined to keep their captain after opening talks on a new contract
  • City manager Pep Guardiola is an admirer of the 25-year-old England midfielder who signed a new five-year deal with Villa in September last year

Manchester City face a fight to sign 15-billion-shilling-rated Jack Grealish – with Aston Villa determined to keep their captain after opening talks on a new contract.

City manager Pep Guardiola is an admirer of the 25-year-old England midfielder who signed a new five-year deal with Villa in September last year.

It is anticipated City will make a concerted attempt to sign Grealish this summer as part of an ambitious transfer plan which includes serious interest in England captain Harry Kane.

He is currently with England preparing for their last 16 Euro 2020 game against Germany at Wembley on Tuesday, having started his first game of the tournament in last week’s 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

The playmaker, who has been with his hometown club since the age of six, made his senior Villa debut in 2014.

Earlier his week, City had taken the first steps towards trying to sign striker Kane from Tottenham.

Villa have already made their mark in the transfer market this summer by signing Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City in a club record deal while they have also had an offer for Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe turned down.

-Report by BBC Sport 

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