Jack Grealish became the most expensive British footballer ever by completing an historic £100million move to Manchester City.
The 25-year-old underwent a medical at the City Football Academy and signed a six-year contract worth more than £200,000 a week.
Grealish revealed the driving force behind leaving his boyhood club, Aston Villa, was winning major trophies after City triggered the release clause in his contract last week.
‘I am over the moon. To come and play for a club like Manchester City is obviously massive for me personally,’ Grealish said.
‘It was obviously a difficult few months because I have been an Aston Villa fan for my whole life, but when I spoke to the manager here and you see what type of players they have got here, in the end it was something I couldn’t say no to. I am absolutely delighted to be here.
‘Trophies are the main reason why I joined. There are obviously a lot of reasons why I decided to come here. The manager has been a massive factor; playing under the best manager in the world was something I couldn’t really turn down.
‘Obviously the players that we have got here, I think everyone knows how much I admire Kevin [De Bruyne]. It is going to become a dream come true to play alongside him. But competing for major trophies is something that I wanted to do. It was something I couldn’t turn down.
‘I have been here now for 24 hours and the whole club has been unbelievable for me and my family. It just feels like a family club, even when I am at the training ground, when I am here.
‘It seems like a proper football club going in the right direction, challenging for titles, for the Champions League and that is why I have come here.’
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