Manchester City fans are convinced Jack Grealish is set to sign for the Premier League champions after his current club Aston Villa confirmed ‘his replacement’.
Speculation over the future of Grealish has continued to mount either side of his Euro 2020 heroics.
Indeed, while he was used sparingly by England manager Gareth Southgate throughout the summer, he underlined his status as a fans’ favourite with a number of swashbuckling displays off the bench.
He provided two assists at the competition, on the back of 16 direct goal involvements for Villa last season.
That was enough to convince Pep Guardiola to identify Grealish as his priority target this summer window. The MEN understands City have already tabled a £100million bid which, if successful, would not only break the City record, but smash through the existing Premier League barrier, too.
In an attempt to keep Grealish at Villa Park, his hometown club continue to make their own moves in the market.
However, after announcing the signing of fleet-footed Jamaica winger Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen, for a fee thought to be around £30million, City fans are convinced the transfer has instead shown them a green light to bring Grealish to Manchester.
Here are a selection of comments made by City supporters on social media after the Bailey news:
@SilkyCyrus_74 said: “Now announce Grealish leaving to join us.”
@man_of_steeele posted: “Congratulations, now free Grealish.”
@Eli1061145748 added: “This means Grealish is getting sold.”
@Mtamandeni_ said: “So wait, does this confirm Grealish to City?
@hipe_city posted: “Good man, just waiting for the announceme nt of Grealish now.”
@pojugreat added: “Grealish is coming to City. It’s all over.”
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