Premier League champions Manchester City have signed England midfielder Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for a British record £100m.
The 25-year-old joins Pep Guardiola’s side on a six-year contract and will wear the number 10 shirt recently vacated by club legend Sergio Aguero.
The fee surpasses the £89m Manchester United paid to re-sign midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016 to make him the most expensive signing in British history. It also makes him the ninth most expensive footballer in history.
“City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world,” said Grealish.
“It’s a dream come true to be part of this club.”
City director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “Jack’s development over the past few seasons both for club and country has been plain for everybody to see.
“His natural talent together with his commitment to improve as a player has seen him become one of the most exciting attacking players in world football today.”
He could make his debut for Guardiola’s side in Saturday’s Community Shield against Leicester City at Wembley.