Manchester City are on the verge of pulling off a record British transfer by signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for a reported £100 million.
It would be the most expensive signing in Premier League history and would surpass the £85 million Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale in 2013, making Grealish the most expensive British player ever.
An announcement is expected imminently as the Birmingham-born midfielder is having his medical on Thursday.
The transfer will add even more firepower to a City attack which already includes the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Ferran Torres and Bernardo Silva.
With so many mouths to feed, it will be interesting to see how manager Pep Guardiola finds a way to keep all his attackers happy and on the same page.
Grealish’s transfer comes off the back of a strong season, despite a spell on the sidelines with a shin injury, followed by a Euro 2020 campaign that included two assists as England finished runners-up.
Having solidified himself as one of the most exciting players in the Premier League in recent seasons, he will now get to challenge for a league title and play Champions League football.
Grealish is best known for playing on the left or through the middle for Villa, meaning the likes of Sterling, Torres, Foden and Ilkay Gundogan may be worried that their playing time might be affected.
But City fans won’t care as their midfield will now have two of the most exciting players in the Premier League, if not Europe in their midfield.