Jack Grealish Set To Become Most Expensive English Player Of All Time With Mega-Move To City

Summer 2021 has been big business for English players.

The long-awaited announcement is imminent: Jack Grealish will complete a transfer to Manchester City. Grealish’s reported $140 million price tag makes him one of the most expensive English players ever. 

Calf boy is moving on to the big time after spending nearly his entire life with Aston Villa. Grealish first joined the Villa ranks at 6 years old and has been with the club through thick and thin. 

Pep Guardiola will have a hell of a time picking his starting XI with the likes of Grealish, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Ferran Torres and others at his disposal.

Manchester City will have a roster for the ages next season and could still knab Harry Kane, too. Kane joining the ranks could see City make two of the most expensive transfers for an English player in the same summer window.

As things stand now, Grealish is the most expensive English player in history. Here’s a look at the top 10 most expensive English players of all-time. (All stats come courtesy Transfermarkt.)

Most Expensive English Players Ever

10. Andy Carroll: $45.10 million (Newcastle to Liverpool, 2011)
9. Ben Chillwell: $55.22 million (Leicester City to Chelsea, 2020)
8. Kyle Walker: $57.97 million (Tottenham to Manchester City, 2017)
7. Aaron Wan-Bissaka: $60.50 million (Crystal Palace to Manchester United, 2019)
6. John Stones: $61.16 million (Everton to Manchester City, 2016)
5. Ben White: $64.35 million (Brighton to Arsenal, 2021)
4. Raheem Sterling: $70.07 million (Liverpool to Manchester City, 2015)
3. Jadon Sancho: $93.50 million (Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United, 2021)
2. Harry Maguire: $95.70 million (Leicester City to Manchester United, 2019)
1. Jack Grealish: $140 million (Aston Villa to Manchester City, 2021)*

*The official number hasn’t been released on Transfermarkt and is an estimate.

What we can conclude from this list is that the two Manchester clubs love their Englishman.

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