The Premier League champions have shattered the British transfer record to sign the 25-year-old midfielder. Apparently, they have shelled out a fee of around £100 million for his services.
Grealish has been handed the number 10 shirt, and it will be interesting to see if he can continue the legacy of its predecessor, Sergio Aguero.
The midfielder spent eight seasons with Aston Villa, and he made 213 appearances for them across all competitions.
Grealish was outstanding for Aston Villa last year, and it is time for him to take the next step in his career. A move to Manchester City should be the ideal challenge for the England international, and working with a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola could help him achieve his potential.
The 25-year-old needs to play at the highest level, and Aston Villa will not be able to provide him with that platform.
Speaking to the media after completing his mega-money move to Manchester City, the midfielder revealed that he could not turn down the opportunity to work with the best manager in world football. It is a dream come true for him to be a part of the club.
“I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City,” Grealish said. “City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world – it’s a dream come true to be part of this club.
“Over the past 10 seasons, they have won major trophies consistently. Pep coming here has taken them to the next level, and the football this team plays is the most exciting in Europe. To play for Pep and learn from him is going to be special, and it’s something any top footballer would want.
“The facilities are amazing, and I honestly can’t wait to get started, meet everyone and get playing.”
Meanwhile, the numbers behind the transfer is quite astonishing.
Grealish will be earning around £115 million in wages, and Manchester City have made him the highest-paid footballer in the history of English football.