Manchester City are willing to sell Jack Grealish in 2023 in order to bring in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.
The Lowdown: Grealish at Man City
Grealish, who is currently away with England at the World Cup, made the move to the Etihad Stadium last year in a British record transfer from Aston Villa.
The versatile attacker started five Champions League group games and has featured in eight Premier League games during the current campaign, but it looks as if his time in Manchester could already be coming to an end.
The Latest: Grealish transfer update
Football Insider reporter Wayne Veysey shared an update on Grealish in the last 48 hours.
He revealed on Saturday morning that ‘City would be willing to sell their record signing’ to help ‘fund the sensational signing’ of Bellingham, with the club aware they would need to part-fund a move due to Financial Fair Play.
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The Verdict: A surprise…
Guardiola has always supported Grealish in the media whenever the Englishman has come in for criticism, so it is a surprise that City are already open to offloading him just 18 months into a six-year deal.
You’d expect that the club would want a relatively big fee for the player as well, so some may see an exit as unlikely in the New Year.
It looks as if the club will need to bring in some funds to sign Bellingham, though, so if they fail to sell Grealish, they may look to flog one or two first-team squad members, with the futures of Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva still up in the air.