It appears as if Jack Grealish will be a Manchester City player next season.
On Friday morning, the Daily Mail dropped a bombshell report stating that the Premier League champions will confirm the signing of the Aston Villa star after he’s finished his duties at Euro 2020 with England.
The publication claim that City will pay £100 million for Grealish’s services, which will be a British transfer record – surpassing the £80 million Manchester United coughed up to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City.
Their report also adds that Pep Guardiola’s side will continue to pursue Tottenham’s Harry Kane after adding Grealish to what is an already supremely talented roster.
The thought of the two England internationals donning a sky blue jersey at the Etihad next season is an incredible one for City fans – and a terrifying one for the rest of supporters.
Why do we say that? Because the Citizens’ potential XI for 2021/22 with Grealish and Kane factored in is enough to give opposing defences sleepless nights.
Man City’s potential XI for 2021/22
GK | Ederson
RB | Kyle Walker
CB | Ruben Dias
CB | John Stones
LB | Joao Cancelo
CDM | Rodri
CM | Ilkay Gundogan
CM | Kevin De Bruyne
RW | Phil Foden
ST | Harry Kane
LW | Jack Grealish
A starting lineup so good that Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva all miss out. Now that, that is the definition of footballing obscenity.
If City can create that XI this summer and are able to play it as much as physically possible in 2021/22, then the dream of winning the quadruple could become reality.