The former Chelsea man and England international has sent Britain’s most expensive footballer ever a message following Jack Grealish’s £100m move to Manchester City
Chelsea and England legend John Terry has sent his congratulations to Jack Grealish after the former Aston Villa captain secured his move to Manchester City on Thursday evening.
Pep Guardiola’s Man City side shattered the British transfer record to lure Grealish from Villa Park, parting ways with £100m in the process.
Grealish will now be available to make his debut for City as early as this weekend when he is part of the side travelling to Wembley to take on Leicester City in the Community Shield on Sunday.
Terry is familiar with just how good Grealish is from their shared time at Aston Villa, where Terry enjoyed a three-year spell as assistant coach to boss Dean Smith.
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In that three-year period Grealish went from strength to strength, before the Birmingham-born star established himself as one of the Premier League’s most talented midfielders last season.
Much like Grealish, Terry has recently called time on his Villa career in a bid to try and fulfil his own managerial ambitions, but that did not stop him taking to social media to to pay tribute to his former Villa Park colleague.
His message read: “Good Luck Jack Grealish! I know how tough this decision would have been for you mate. You gave Aston Villa EVERYTHING. It was a pleasure playing alongside you & watching you become one of the BEST players in the world.
“One of the hardest working players I have ever seen and a great man. Man City… What a player you have here.”
Grealish has already stated how he is raring to go, telling City’s official website : “I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City.
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“City are the best team in the country with a manager considered to be the best in the world – it’s a dream come true to be part of this club. Over the past 10 seasons, they have won major trophies consistently.
“Pep coming here has taken them to the next level and the football this team plays is the most exciting in Europe. To play for Pep and learn from him is going to be special and it’s something any top footballer would want.”
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