June 2021 - Aston Villa Wiretap

City Close To $139M Transfer With Aston Villa For Jack Grealish

Jun 25, 2021 10:25 AM

Manchester City are close to a $139 million deal with Aston Villa for Jack Grealish.

The deal would be a British record if it goes through, eclipsing the £89.3 million ($124 million) Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba in 2016.

Pep Guardiola and director of football Txiki Begiristain are admirers and interest in Grealish has been growing for more than a year.

Grealish has made 213 appearances for Aston Villa, scoring 32 goals, since making his senior debut for his boyhood club in 2014.

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Tags: Aston Villa, Manchester City, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

City Target Transfers For Jack Grealish, Harry Kane

Jun 7, 2021 5:03 PM

Manchester City has interest in pursuing Jack Grealish and Harry Kane this summer.

Pep Guardiola, for his part, considers Grealish as important of a target as Kane. Aston Villa rates Grealish as worth £100 million. 

Sources have told ESPN that Villa's £33m club record move for Norwich midfielder Emiliano Buendia has given City encouragement that a deal could be done for Grealish, who signed a five-year contract to stay at Villa Park in 2020.

Mark Ogden/ESPN

Tags: Aston Villa, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Aston Villa Agree To Purchase Emi Buendia For $42 Million

Jun 7, 2021 1:11 AM

Aston Villa have agreed to buy Emi Buendia from Norwich City for over $42 million.

The fee could rise as high as $56 million with add-ons.

The 24-year-old playmaker had been tracked by Aston Villa and Arsenal.

Buendia scored 15 goals and had 16 assists in the Championship last season. 

Ben Fisher/The Guardian

Tags: Aston Villa, Norwich City, Signing