Manchester City’s attacking midfielder Jack Grealish might only annoy Manchester United fans with this. The Englishman has confirmed he was edgingly close to signing for United.
As the wide reports spread, Grealish was United’s hot target, but eventually ended up with the blue jersey of the English Premier League champions.
“I was really close to going, but nothing happened in the end,” Grealish 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.
The former Aston Villa man says that the move to the Red Devils fell through on the day he decided to sign a new deal with the Villains.
“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’.
“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,” he concluded.
Coming up next for the Cityzens is a trip to Vicarage Road to battle Watford this weekend.