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Sport News Jack Grealish says Manchester United move ‘really close’ as Man City star reveals how Red Devils interest sparked new Aston Villa contract with £ 100million release clause

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Jack Grealish has revealed he is “really close” to joining Manchester United in the summer of 2020.

The Manchester City star has been linked with a move to Old Trafford ahead of the 2020/21 season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly interested.

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There were many rumors linking Grealish to United

In the end, the 26-year-old signed a new contract with Aston Villa, containing a £ 100million release clause which City paid earlier this year.

Amid all the speculation surrounding Grealish’s future, the Villa deal came as a surprise.

But in an interview with The Telegraph, the England midfielder explains how events unfolded last summer.

Grealish said: “I was really about to go [to Manchester United], but in the end nothing happened.

Sport News Jack Grealish says Manchester United move ‘really close’ as Man City star reveals how Red Devils interest sparked new Aston Villa contract with £ 100million release clause

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Grealish ended up joining rivals United, becoming the most expensive Premier League player in history

“We faced United in a preseason game on Saturday and I wasn’t supposed to play a Cup game at Burton.

“But after the game against United, I told [Christian] Purslow and my agent [David Manasseh], ‘If I don’t leave, I will sign my new contract’.

“I walked in with my dog ​​on Tuesday morning, signed the contract and played later that day.

“We are all in agreement on the clause and if a team does it it is a win-win because it means I have had an amazing season and Villa received £ 100million.”

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