Manchester City’s record signing Jack Grealish has revealed that he embraces his £100m price-tag, rather than allowing it to put pressure on him.
Grealish has recently put pen-to-paper on a move to Man City in a deal which saw a Premier League club pay a £100m transfer fee for the very first time, as is reported by Goal.
His stellar performances throughout last campaign for Aston Villa, combined with his effective cameos at Euro 2020, clearly caught the eye of City boss Pep Guardiola.
With such a hefty fee having been exchanged between City and Villa, you could forgive Grealish for feeling the heat ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Grealish has never had to deal with expectations this lofty in his career to date, but he doesn’t appear phased by it whatsoever, as he revealed on Monday, quoted by ESPN:
“No, it doesn’t put pressure on me whatsoever. I take that as a compliment, I actually like it, I think it is a good tag to have.”
“When you see a club paying that much for a player it means they value you highly. I hope I can repay this club by winning as many titles as possible.”
It will be interesting to see whether Grealish’s stance may change if he endures any difficult periods as a City player. The microscope will be on him now more than ever before…