Manchester City has identified Manchester United target Jack Grealish as their top priority this summer, and they are willing to break the British transfer record to bring the Aston Villa playmaker to the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola’s side smashed to the Premier League title with a 12-point lead over Manchester United, and the Citizens will want to add to their already-star-studded squad in the coming months.
Grealish, Villa’s captain and icon, has long been linked with a big-money move to Old Trafford, but it appears the star may be heading to the blue half of Manchester to join for United’s neighbors if Pep gets his way.
He has liked Jack for long time, according to The Daily Mail, and City’s management is ready to make an eye-watering offer that may see Jack become English football’s first ever £100 million star.
Villa, unsurprisingly, are adamant about keeping Grealish and will only consider a deal for the prized asset, a homegrown product of the academy, if the British transfer record is set to be broken.
With six goals and ten assists in the Premier League, the Englishman helped the Villa to an 11th-place finish.