Jack Grealish has completed his record transfer to Premier League champions Manchester City in a deal worth a reported £100million.
England international Grealish has spent his entire career at Aston Villa and has been captain of the club since 2019.
The 25-year-old played a pivotal role in helping Villa retain their top-flight status at the end of the 2019-20 season, after which he was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
He instead signed a new long-term contract but, after scoring six league goals and adding a further 10 assists across 26 appearances in the 2020-21 campaign, Grealish has now made the move north to Manchester.
Pep Guardiola’s City have smashed the previous British transfer record – set by United’s acquisition of Paul Pogba in August 2016 – to get the playmaker, who created 81 chances in the league last term.
Grealish has signed a six-year deal with City and said: “I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City.
“City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world – it’s a dream come true to be part of this club.