Manchester City are ready to better the Premier League transfer record in order to sign Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, as reported by The Mirror.
Enjoying a fantastic 2020/21 season, the 25-year-old notched an impressive 19 goal contributions from 27 games for the Villans, with seven goals and 12 assists [Transfermarkt]. Earning adulation for his outstanding exploits, he was nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season award at the beginning of this month [avfc.co.uk].
Should Aston Villa sell Jack Grealish?
However, he now looks set to court serious attention from the Citizens as they look to bolster their ranks ahead of their defence of the Premier League title.
Manchester City are said to be so keen to get Grealish through the door that they are willing to surpass the £90m fee Manchester United shelled out for Paul Pogba back in 2016 [The Mirror].
As you can imagine, loads of Aston Villa fans took to Twitter to voice their dismay at recent developments.
Aston Villa fans react:
Replying to the Sky Sports Premier League Twitter channel, here is what some Villa fans had to say regarding the latest news, which one described as “nonsense”:
“They actually think they can just throw money at anything to get what they want”
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