S
SEARCH
M
SW
Collect News Data

Jack Grealish: 'I almost joined Manchester United'

:Headline: Jack Grealish: 'I almost joined Manchester United':
Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish reveals that he was "really close" to joining crosstown rivals Manchester United before moving to the Etihad Stadium over the summer.
Sports Mole

Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish has revealed that he was "really close" to joining crosstown rivals Manchester United before moving to the Etihad Stadium over the summer.

The 25-year-old became the first £100m player in English football history when he signed for the Citizens from boyhood club Aston Villa in August.

Grealish is understood to have been targeted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in the summer of 2020, but went on to sign a new five-year deal at Villa Park that summer, which included the £100m release clause activated by Pep Guardiola's side a year later.

The playmaker, who has scored twice and provided three assists in 16 appearances for Man City, has since stated that a move to Old Trafford was not too far away.

"I was really close to going [to Man United], but nothing happened in the end," the England international told the Daily Telegraph.

"[Aston Villa] played United in a pre-season game on Saturday and I wasn't supposed to play in a cup game at Burton.

"But after the United game I said to Christian Purslow [Aston Villa's chief executive] and my agent 'if I'm not leaving, I'll sign my new contract'.

"I went in with my dog on Tuesday morning, signed the deal, and played later that day. We all agreed on the clause and if any team hit that, it's a win-win because it means I've had an unbelievable season and Villa got £100m."

Grealish came on as a second-half substitute against his former club on Wednesday night, as Man City claimed a 2-1 victory at Villa Park to keep pace with Premier League leaders Chelsea. body check tags ::

amp_article__471767 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2021-12-02 23:09:47:
html db last update - 2021-12-02 19:20:14 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Jack Grealish

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23183255144157
2Liverpool22146258193948
3Chelsea24138348183047
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd2211563630638
5West Ham UnitedWest Ham23114841311037
6Arsenal2111373325836
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs2011362624236
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2110471916334
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2261242323030
10Leicester CityLeicester207583437-326
11Aston Villa2182112832-426
12Southampton2251072634-825
13Crystal Palace225983134-324
14Brentford2365122638-1223
15Leeds UnitedLeeds215792440-1622
16Everton2054112435-1119
17Norwich CityNorwich2244141345-3216
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2129102143-2215
19Watford2042142340-1714
20Burnley181981627-1112
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Belgian Pro League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Union SGUnion SG23172456213553
2Club BruggeBrugge23128345301544
3Royal AntwerpAntwerp22134542251743
4Anderlecht23119352272542
5GentGent23106735241136
6CharleroiCharleroi2310673832636
7MechelenMechelen2210393738-133
8KortrijkKortrijk228952925433
9Genk239594536932
10Cercle BruggeCercle Brugge2394103329431
11Sint-Truiden2383122534-927
12EupenEupen2375113139-826
13Leuven226883037-726
14Standard Liege226792537-1225
15KV OostendeOostende2272132445-2123
16Zulte WaregemZulte2265113248-1623
17RFC Seraing2361162449-2519
18Beerschot WilrijkBeerschot VA2233161946-2712
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .