Manchester City will submit a huge bid for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, should they win the Champions League later this month, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Grealish keen on City move
Pep Guardiola appears to be extremely keen on landing Grealish this summer, despite the 25-year-old penning a new five-year contract at Villa Park back in September.
He’s been missing through injury in Villa’s last 11 Premier League games but has still managed to rack up an impressive tally of 18-goal involvements in the top flight this season.
Reports back in March claimed the attacking midfielder was relishing the prospect of joining Guardiola’s star-studded squad, and a recent story has revealed Grealish has told his close friends he would be keen on a move to the Etihad.
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The Latest: Source shares City’s stance
A recent report from Football Insider has suggested that City, who have already laid the foundations for a Grealish move, will launch an official bid if they beat Chelsea in Istanbul.
That’s because a win over the Blues would provide a big financial boost to the club, with a City source admitting they are aware of financial fair play regulations.
So, it seems as if the all-English European final may well be key to Grealish’s Villa Park future.
The Verdict: Purslow needs to put this date in his diary
In our view, Villa chief executive Christian Purslow may need to add May 29 to his diary. Should City win, the club may well need to be braced for a big-money bid, with Villa valuing their club-captain at £100m last summer.
That figure may well have increased over the last 12 months due to his performances and new contract, however, he does have a buyout clause in his new deal.
It could end up being a busy summer at Villa Park, and the events in Turkey later this month may pay a big part in Grealish and the club’s future.
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