Manchester City would have to pay over £100m if they want to sign Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, according to reports in the English media.
The 25-year-old has been in excellent form this season and City boss Pep Guardiola is a known admirer of the player, but it appears the Villans will try to price out any team from making a bid for their captain.
Supporters on Twitter are not sure that Grealish is worth that much with some preferring the money to be spent on other targets:
Worth about half that
— Steve Morrow (@steviecruyff) December 4, 2020
Save the money for haaland, both would be nice but don’t think we need grealish tbh
— AA Sports Investing (@SportsGroup31) December 4, 2020
Definitely 70/80 mill but not sure about 100!
— Jamesmancity10 (@Jamesmcfc101) December 4, 2020
Too much for an aston villa player.
— Aman99 (@amankamdar99) December 4, 2020
More than 100 this overrated player haha.
Last season he also started well then desapeared in the 2nd half of the season
His price is max 50m
— Karim B (@KB4000) December 4, 2020
Just do it
— tommybovey (@tommybovey1) December 4, 2020
Rather get haaland
— MCFC (@MagicalMCFC) December 4, 2020
That amount is more than too much
— WORKHARDBRINGSPROSPERITY (@SilveyjoshJosh) December 4, 2020
Villa are owned by two billionaires so the price tag is not a bluff and, although the likes of City, rivals Manchester United and even Arsenal might be interested in snapping him up, it looks as though he’ll be staying at his current club for now.
Grealish may well ask to leave at some point in order to further his career and that could be when the Citizens make their move for the England international.