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Jack Grealish has been pictured leaving his Manchester City medical alongside club staff after putting pen to paper on a five-year deal at the Etihad Stadium.
The 25-year-old will transfer from Aston Villa for £100 million-pounds in a British record deal eclipsing the £90 million Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba back in 2016.
The Brummie-born playmaker has signed a £300k-a-week deal in Manchester and should be able to compete in for the champions in their curtain raiser against Leicester City in the Charity Shield on Saturday.
Grealish travelled up from Birmingham on Wednesday evening before undergoing a medical today as well as ironing out all the formalities of the transfer.
After losing 1-0 to Chelsea in the Champions League final, City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak made it clear he would be aggressive in this summer's transfer market, as he looks to claim a first European trophy.
Aggressive might be an understatement.
The total cost of the deal for Jack Grealish will be £172 million including player wages and a transfer fee.
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With personal terms agreed, all that remains now is for Manchester City to officially announce the signing.
Aston VIlla had tried everything to keep hold of their star man, offering a new deal worth £200,000-a-week that would have smashed the club's pay ceiling.
But Grealish is adamant he wants to be playing Champions League football and testing himself at the highest level; Villa said they wouldn't stand in his way if the right offer was made.
After sealing the deal for Grealish Man City's attention will turn to Harry Kane and trying to barter with Daniel Levy over the £160 million asking price.
Pep Guardiola is saving the number 10 shirt for his prime target but a deal remains some way off.
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