I almost signed for Manchester United: Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish will return to his former club Aston Villa on Wednesday

By Web Desk
December 01, 2021

Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish has revealed that he was "really close" to signing for Manchester United, a year before joining Manchester City.

After a £100m move to Manchester City, Grealish is going to face his former club Aston Villa for the first time on Wednesday.

Grealish was the target of top clubs in the world after a spectacular performance in the last two years at Aston Villa.

Jack Grealish was the target of Manchester United's former boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during last summer's transfer window, but the Grealish chose to extend his contract and stay at Villa Park.

"I was really close to going, but nothing happened in the end," he told the Daily Telegraph.

"We played United in a pre-season game on Saturday and I wasn't supposed to play in a cup game at Burton.

"But after the United game, I said to Christian Purslow [Aston Villa's chief executive] and my agent 'if I'm not leaving, I'll sign my new contract," he added.

"I went in with my dog on Tuesday morning, signed the deal, and played later that day. We all agreed on the clause and if any team hit that, it's a win-win because it means I've had an unbelievable season and Villa got £100 million," concluded.