Petrov believes City will not repeat the Grealish deal with Kane

Sat 07 August 2021 | 14:11

Manchester City yesterday completed the signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for a reported fee of £100m, which is the biggest deal in English football history.

The 25-year-old will join the Premier League champions

 on a six-year deal after Man City activated the £100m release clause in his Villa contract.

As a bid to force a move to the Citizens, Harry Kane, who was set to join the Spurs after a short holiday, refused to report for the duty.

Luka Modric and Gareth Bale were each forced their way to Real Madrid previously, and Stiliyan Petrov suggests the "communication" between players and board at the London club is not as effective as at Villa.


"Everybody is blaming Harry Kane, [but] the way Aston Villa has handled Jack Grealish's situation was the prime example," Petrov, one of the founders of Player 4 Player, told 

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"They sat down, they negotiated, they have talked about it. They managed to send Jack in the best possible way. Some fans will be unhappy, but many will be happy.

"Don't forget that they will get a really great price tag: £100million for Jack.

"He has given great years as a player for Aston Villa, they sat down, they have done it nicely, the player left in the best possible way, he was back for training, but that comes from the manager, from the coach of the club.

"And sometimes, you know, people blame the players, but don't blame just the players. You know what? It is always conversations, communication and the way of doing it.

"It seems like Tottenham haven't managed to do it for many years, because I can give you a lot of prime examples of a lot of players that ended in the same way. Probably that is the way they have decided to work."


source: FotMob

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