Villa announced the transfer fee for Grealish

Thu 05 August 2021 | 21:46

The English star finally left for Manchester and will play in Etihad Stadium next season.

Aston Villa

have confirmed they have received a £100 million bid for Jack Grealish.

Manchester City

announced on Thursday that they have signed Jack Grealish on a six-year contract. Rumor has it that City will offer Grealish £100 million, a record among Premier League clubs. Now Christian Purslow, the CEO of Villa, confirmed this in a message to the club's fans. He explained that the amount offered by City was in fact equal to the release clause figure agreed upon with Grealish at the beginning of the season.

"Last summer, following interest from a number of clubs, we offered Jack a new contract to stay at the club, which he accepted with one proviso," Purslow said in a video message.

"Jack wanted to be certain that if at any point a Champions League club came in for him and Aston Villa was not in that competition, that we would not stand in his way.

"For that reason, we agreed to incorporate a so-called release clause into his contract.

"Our board set this clause at a value of £100m, knowing that would be by some way a record price for a British footballer and also a record fee for any player bought by a Premier League club.

"Put another way, we set the value at a level we hoped would not be met but which would reflect his truly unique value to Aston Villa."

source: SportMob