Jack Grealish became the most expensive signing in British football history after he joined Manchester City for £100m.
The 25-year-old joins the Premier League champions on a six-year contract and will wear the number 10 shirt recently vacated by Sergio Aguero.
The move makes Grealish the ninth most expensive player in football history.
The Aston Villa club legend joins a star-studded City attacking line-up with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Ferran Torres.
The transfer fee surpassed the record that was set by Manchester United, when they splashed £89m to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016.
Grealish was deployed on the left of Aston Villa’s front three throughout last season and it will be interesting to see how Pep Guardiola chooses to line up his squad.
“City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world. It’s a dream come true to be part of this club,” Grealish stated after completing his medical.
The dynamic midfielder joined Aston Villa at the tender age of six and rose up the ranks until he finally captained his boyhood club.
He has made over 200 appearances for Villa, scoring 32 goals and was instrumental in ensuring their return to the English top flight after being relegated.
“Competing for major trophies is something that I wanted to do. It was something I couldn’t turn down.
“Playing in the Champions League was a massive thing for me, I haven’t done that yet. When I was sitting there on a Tuesday or Wednesday night last year it was just what I wanted to do,” he added.