Manchester City are close to signing Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish for a fee of 100 million pounds.
A deal could be finalized in time for the England midfielder. Who will play in the Community Shield against Leicester City on Saturday.
A transfer for the 25-year-old would set an England record.
The fee for him will exceed the £89 million Manchester United paid to sign French midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016.
Grealish is set to move after returning to pre-season training with Aston Villa after Euro 2020.
The transfer seems to have proceeded more smoothly than the other main goals. The city’s Harry Kane is now a problem with Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur in Hot Spurs striker claimed a gentleman’s agreement that he would move out. club this summer
Grealish signed a new five-year deal with Villa last September.
Manchester City made the move for him at the end of last week. After a discussion with Villa over the summer with an offer.
Manager Pep Guardiola believes Grealish’s creativity can offer an added dimension of attack to some of the most powerful attacking units in the English game.
City scored 83 goals in the Premier League last season. That’s 10 more than Manchester United’s second-highest scorer, but Guardiola obviously feels they can do more.