Manchester City’s summer transfer target Jack Grealish is reported to be having second thoughts about joining the blues, according to the Daily Mail.
Grealish, who has been with his boyhood club Aston Villa since he was six years old, has been a transfer target for City boss Pep Guardiola for some time and it was rumoured that the blues had already agreed a £90m transfer fee with the Midlands club and the England star would join City after the Euros.
However, no formal offer seems to have been made from City, and Villa fans were speculating that Grealish may be staying with the club after he featured on the club’s new kit release early last week.
And Grealish spoke of his love for Villa during the new kit promotion when he said “Everyone knows what claret and blue means to me. I’ve been a Villa boy all my life, and I love playing for this club.”
The Daily Mail have indicated a ‘source’ close to Grealish has revealed the midfielder was having second thoughts about a move and may even sign a one year extension to his current contract.
Rumours have been rife all summer, which heightened when Grealish was spotted in conversation with City’s Phil Foden following the Three Lions Euro semi-final victory over Denmark, and the fact that Grealish deleted some aged tweets aimed at the blues.
If true, it may be another hit to City’s summer transfer policy after new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo stated the bleus strike target Harry Kane was not for sale and was confident the England captain would still be lining up for Spurs next season.
There has been no official confirmation from City on either player, and it remains to be seen if the blues will test the resolve of either club before the season starts in August.