Jack Grealish ‘deletes Manchester United tweet’ ahead of looming £100m move to Man City

Jack Grealish ‘deletes Manchester United tweet’ ahead of looming £100m move to Man City

July 31, 2021 Off By Oha
Jack Grealish ‘deletes Manchester United tweet’ ahead of looming £100m move to Man City
Jack Grealish ‘deletes Manchester United tweet’ ahead of looming £100m move to Man City

Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish has fuelled speculation he is close to joining Manchester City in a record-breaking deal after deleting a tweet about soon-to-be-rivals Manchester United.

Premier League champions City have been pursuing the England international for much of the summer, with Villa adamant their captain is not for sale and setting an enormous £100million price tag to ward off suitors.

But according to The Telegraph, after several days of talks, City have now officially submitted a nine-figure bid which meets Villa’s asking price and would make Grealish the most expensive Premier League signing ever.Grealish starred for England off the bench at Euro 2020 (Picture: Getty)

The 25-year-old is still on holiday after his exploits for England at Euro 2020, but City are now confident an agreement can be reached within days – and Grealish’s social media activity suggests he may already be preparing for the move.

Eagled-eyed City fans noticed that their potential new arrival had posted a tweet about United several years ago, urging him to delete it before arriving at the Etihad.

The largely innocuous tweet from 2012 read: ‘Love listening to Drake while going sleep. Off to sleep for a bit then up for the United game tonight #RedDevils!!’

And, rather surprisingly, Grealish – or a member of his media team – obliged, deleting the tweet within minutes of news of City’s £100m bid which had started to filter around social media.

To add to the concern of Villa fans, Grealish’s brother Kevan – who has rubbished rumours about the playmaker in the past – deactivated his Twitter account following reports of the £100m bid, with supporters fearing the worst.More: Manchester United FC

It is still possible that Grealish could reject a move to City, though the chance to play in the Champions League and work under Pep Guardiola may prove too alluring despite his love for Villa.

Meanwhile, ESPN report that City’s deal is actually an offer of £90m plus promising teenager Morgan Rogers, who spent last season on loan at Lincoln City and is valued at £10m by the Premier League champions.

The Athletic are also reporting that Villa have submitted a £25m bid for Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, adding further weight to the rumours that Grealish is City bound.