Manchester City to 'complete R2bn Jack Grealish signing today'


Manchester City could reportedly complete the signing of England star Jack Grealish for a fee of £100 million (R2 billion) as early as today. 

According to the Daily Mail, the Aston Villa star will leave his boyhood club for a club-record fee to join the Premier League champions on Wednesday.  

It is understood that Grealish, who returned to the Villans for pre-season training on Monday, has had a meeting with sporting director Johan Lange, during which he made it clear he intends to leave the Midlands club for City. 

Per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the negotiations for the transfer is now in its final stages.  

"Work in progress. Final stages since yesterday, final details to be fixed with all parties involved – player side too, on a five-year contract. Jack Grealish, getting closer and closer to Manchester City, " he wrote on Twitter.

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Villa are seemingly already preparing for life after the Birmingham-born midfielder, having completed the signing of Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey for £30 million (R595 million) earlier this week. 

Grealish has made 213 appearances for Villa's senior side to date, scoring 32 goals and providing a further 43 assists along the way. 

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