Jack Grealish makes ‘perfect’ admission for Aston Villa transfer as Man City star opens up about his move
Jack Grealish believes his move away from Aston Villa has come at the “perfect time” to advance his career.
The England international left his boyhood club for £100m last summer and in the process became the most expensive British footballer in history. He joined Premier League champions Manchester City after signing a five-year contract in 2020 with the clause that a Champions League club could buy him out of his contract for a nine-figure fee.
Grealish left Villa after the most productive Premier League season of his career, having assisted 12 goals and scored six more in 26 appearances under Dean Smith. However, this season his numbers have dwindled as he continues to adapt to his new club and Pep Guardiola’s complex style of play.
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Grealish has scored two goals and assisted two in 20 league games so far this campaign, while he has also scored two goals in five Champions League games. And the 26-year-old claims it was a dream come true on his UCL debut in September.
He told BT Sport: “I always remember JT telling me, John Terry, he said wait until you get up and hear the Champions League anthem. When I was there I just thought back to when he said that and me it’s just amazing, listening to the anthem it’s such an iconic anthem To have the start that I had, score and help in the same game on my Champions League debut was a dream come true for me.
Speaking about his move from Villa last summer, Grealish added: “I think it was the perfect time for me to move on and get out of my comfort zone. I think that’s what is life, going through different things and I’ve definitely done that.”