Manchester City have announced the signing of Jack Grealish on a six-year deal. The Cityzens will pay a record £100 million for the Englishman to Aston Villa in what is a British record fee for a player.

The 25-year-old midfielder made 213 appearances for Villa over the course of eight seasons, scoring 32 goals and assisting 43.

“I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City,” Grealish said. “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.”

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome Jack Grealish to Manchester City. He is an incredible talent.