Mills: Man City 'confident' Aston Villa will sell Grealish after update
Manchester City would not be preparing a £90million bid for Jack Grealish if they did not think Aston Villa would accept it.
That is the view of ex-City and England defender Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Villa captain’s “precarious situation”.
Football Insider broke the news on 12 July that the Premier League champions are preparing a £90million offer for Grealish.
That would represent a British transfer record – beating the £89.5million Man United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba in 2016.
Football Insider revealed on 2 April Grealish was City’s top priority ahead of the summer window.
“I don’t think Manchester City put in bids unless they’re confident they can get the player,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“Why would you be leaking that? Why would you leak bids like that? It doesn’t make any real sense.
“Jack’s a very good player and I guess it will come down to the fee involved. We’ve seen Manchester City walk away from deals in the past. We saw it with the Harry Maguire deal. If the price gets too heavy they just go ‘No, not doing it. Finished.’
“It’s a precarious situation. If Jack Grealish wants to go to Man City, if he wants to manoeuvre a move there’s got to be a bit of give from Villa and from him.
“Of course, he’s going to be courted. He’s a fantastic player and a fabulous talent. But until that bid goes in we simply do not know.”
Grealish has scored 15 times and provided 16 assists in 96 Premier League games for Villa.
He played five times for England at the European Championship this summer as they finished beaten finalists.