Date: 28th May 2021 at 5:26pm
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When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City, the whole of England braced themselves for the potential juggernaut coming their way. 

After a relatively flat first season where City finished third, they stepped it up another level, winning the Premier League at a canter with 100 points – and they have not looked back since.

Three Premier League titles in four years later, City have the chance to conquer Europe for the first time in their club’s history, where they take on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in Porto.

The big eared trophy is the only competition to elude the Citizens since Guardiola’s arrival, and while Chelsea have struck psychological blows with victories in the FA Cup semi final and in the Premier League, all of City’s titans are set to be unleashed.

In spite of the frightening team Guardiola has assembled, reports from the Daily Mail suggest they could be set to break the £100 million mark for the first time in their history by signing Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.

Grealish scored six goals and assisted 12 in the Premier League

Grealish was one of the Premier League players of the season scoring six goals and 12 assists in 26 appearances for Dean Smith’s side.

The Villans were also knocking on the doors of Europe until an injury in February kept him out for 12 Premier League matches – Villa only won three of these matches.

Grealish has operated on the left flank for Villa this season, but he can also play as a number 10, as a right winger or as box-to-box number eight midfielder.

It would be interesting to see where Grealish would operate for City as Phil Foden has currently made the left flank his own, even consigning Raheem Sterling to the bench.

If the 25-year-old was to move to the blue half of Manchester, it could potentially see Foden move to central midfield or potentially to the front as a false nine.

It is a transfer which would once again strike fear into all of Europe’s top clubs.

 
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