Grealish to Man City: Five of the most high-profile Premier League transfers as the Villa player approaches a £100 million move.
Next week, Jack Grealish might become the most expensive player in the history of English football.
According to rumors, Manchester City might conclude a world-record-breaking £100 million move to buy Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish next week. By joining Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions, the 25-year-old seems ready to become the most expensive player in English football history.
Grealish has apparently been given a lucrative £200,000-per-week contract by Aston Villa in an attempt to persuade him to stay with his boyhood club.
The allure of learning under Guardiola and winning trophies with Man City, on the other hand, appears to be too much to resist.
Express Sport looks at the Premier League’s five biggest-ever signings ahead of the blockbuster transfer.
Manchester United finalized the £73 million purchase of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho earlier this summer, with the price tag potentially climbing to £78 million if add-ons are included.
The 21-year-old has been a long-term aim at Old Trafford and is the first of four Manchester United players on the list. Yes. Four.
Virgil van Dijk moved from Southampton to Liverpool for £75 million, a then-world-record cost for a defender. Yes, at the time, because United was obsessed with outdoing the Reds.
The Dutchman’s signing was one of the most successful Premier League transfers in history, thus the expensive sum has been repaid.
United sealed a £75 million deal for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku later that year, with the sum possibly rising to £90 million with bonuses.
Lukaku, on the other hand, is unlikely to have earned those bonuses, given that he left Old Trafford just two years later.
Harry Maguire, the world’s most expensive defender, joined United from Leicester City in an £80 million transfer in 2019.
Following the departure of Antonio Valencia, he was named club captain and will play alongside Raphael Varane this season.
Paul Pogba, a United Academy graduate, returned to the club in 2016 in a then-world-record move.
After a successful spell at Juventus, the Frenchman returned to Manchester in Jose Mourinho’s first transfer window as manager.
Although things haven’t gone as smoothly as he had hoped thus far, he remains an important element of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
If he signs a new deal, he’ll be a key member of Solskjaer’s thrilling team this season.