Pep Guardiola explains how they paid only £40m for Jack Grealish

Pep Guardiola tells how the club could afford Jack Grealish.

Man City has signed Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish on a £100m deal.

This is a British record signing after Paul Pogba’s £89m move to rivals Man United back in 2016.

Pep Guardiola explains how the club could afford a £100m transfer for the 25-year old midfielder.

He said: “Jack can provide for the next years, the best years after making an exceptional contribution with Aston Villa. He can get to another level with us.

“When we could spend this money, a lot is because we could sell £60million. We sell young players from the academy and loan players for £60million and when you sell for £60million, it is possible [to spend £100m].

“We spent on him because he is 26 years old (sic), can spend the next six or seven years here and has incredible talent.”

Pep Guardiola discusses the possibility of signing Harry Kane if he chooses to leave Tottenham Hotspur.

He added: “He is a player for Tottenham Hotspur and if Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, it is finished.

“I think Man City and many clubs in the world want to try to sign him, we are not an exception, but it depends on Tottenham.

“It is different to Jack. He had the release [clause] and Jack is different. Harry is exceptional and we are interested in him but if Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, nothing more to say.”


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