Date: 11th August 2021 at 6:47pm
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The rivals to Manchester City’s Premier League crown were dealt a huge blow last week, as Jack Grealish joined the reigning champions and, in doing so, became the most expensive British footballer of all time. 

The £100 million fee paid by City took Pep Guardiola’s spending with the club over the £900 million mark, and few would bet against him exceeding the £1 billion mark before his time at City comes to an end.

The prospect of Grealish playing alongside the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling may be enough to convince people that City will coast to another Premier League title this season.

Grealish had spent his entire senior career with his boyhood club Aston Villa, and has since explained how he cried when he left the club.

Grealish revealed that John Terry’s words about the Champions League were what made him move to City.

Now, Grealish has revealed the exact reason that he decided to depart his boyhood club and join City.

As reported by The Sun, the 25-year-old has explained that former Villains assistant manager JohnTerry gave him the words of encouragement he needed to make the move, highlighting the opportunity to play in the Champions League.

Grealish said “I remember speaking to John Terry at Villa and he said when you stand there and hear that Champions League anthem there is nothing better.”

“I think when you see a club paying that much for a player it means they trust and value you highly and see so much potential. I see it as a good thing,” Grealish said when asked about the pressure of being the first £100 million British player.

“Now I just hope I can repay this football club by winning as many titles as possible – and winning that trophy we all want.”

Terry, who was a teammate of Grealish during his first season at Villa, played over 100 times in the Champions League, and won the competition in 2012.

 
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