According to a recent report from The Athletic (£) (h/t MEN), Aston Villa’s star man has agreed personal terms with Premier League champions Manchester City.
No surprises here from CaughtOffside – we reported last month that the England international will become an official Citizen player after this summer’s Euros in a deal worth £88m.
The deal was effectively done and agreed to when last season came to its conclusion.
The player, who is a boyhood Villa fan, will become a Manchester City player once the Citizens activate the required clause in the playmaker’s contract – something CaughtOffside understands has already been agreed on in principle.
Since emerging as a senior Villa player, Grealish, 25, has gone on to feature in 213 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to 75 goals, along the way.
So impressive as the 25-year-old’s continued form been that he recently broke through on the international stage and earned a well-deserved call up to represent the Three Lions at this summer’s Euros.
— Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) July 16, 2021
CaughtOffside also understands that once Grealish’s signing is officially confirmed, the Citizens will turn their attention to offloading one of Riyad Mahrez or Raheem Sterling.