Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have returned to ‘jump the bench’. What was an open secret is now a reality: Jack Grealish (Birmingham, 1995) He passed the relevant medical examination and signed with the ‘sky blues’ until 2027.
His transfer goes directly into the ‘Guinness Book’ of ‘football’. The 117 million that Aston Villa will receive make Grealish the most expensive signing in the history of the Premier … and the sixth most expensive in world football. We will see for how long. And it is that the possible arrival of Kane to the Etihad threatens to break their records. At least in the English League.
Of one thing there is no doubt. The ‘petrodlares’ do not understand crisis. City was the Premier team that spent the most in 2016-17 (213), 2017-18 (305) … and it is on track to do so in 2021-22. If we add the 161 kilos that I invested in 2020-21, 155 in 2019-20 and 70 in 2018-19 we will see that Guardiola has already surpassed the 1,000 million mark in purchases since he arrived in Manchester. He has spent 1,032, to be exact.
A figure that amounts to 1,578 kilos counting his passage through Barcelona and Bayern. No coach has spent more in all of history.
Grealish, moreover, was an express request from Guardiola. “Pep loves the way he plays and we all feel that, because of his style and ours, he is an ideal signing for City. He has an incredible talent. He is one of the most promising footballers in the world and I am looking forward to seeing what he will do here in the coming years, “said Txiki Begiristain, City’s sporting director.
Pep loves the way he plays and we all feel that, because of his style and ours, he is an ideal signing for City
The former Aston Villa, who will wear the ’10’ that was vacant after Agero left, was delighted to play under Pep’s orders: who is considered the best coach in the world. They have been winning titles non-stop for 10 years. Guardiola came and took them to another level. Play for Pep and learn from him to be special. The football played by this team is the most exciting in Europe “.
Guardiola came and took them to another level. Play for Pep and learn from him to be special. The football played by this team is the most exciting in Europe