Man City sign Grealish in £100 million British-record deal

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Manchester City have broken the British transfer record by completing the signing of Jack Grealish for £100 million ($139 million) from Aston Villa.

The England international has signed a six-year contract after turning down the offer of a new deal at Villa Park.

Grealish, 25-year-old, who has been handed the number ten shirt vacated by Sergio Aguero, is set to make his debut in the Community Shield clash with Leicester City at Wembley.

“I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City, City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world – it’s a dream come true to be part of this club,” Grealish said.

“Over the past ten seasons, they have won major trophies consistently. Pep coming here has taken them to the next level and the football this team plays is the most exciting in Europe.

“To play for Pep and learn from him is going to be special and it’s something any top footballer would want. “the facilities are amazing, and I honestly can’t wait to get started, meet everyone and get playing.”

Grealish joins Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Ferran Torres among his midfield and forward options, with five starting berths typically up for grabs.

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