Jack Grealish's transfer to Manchester City has not been made official yet, but it can be freely said that Aston Villa has already spent more than half of the money that should follow from the most expensive job in the history of England football.
After the new club record holder Emiliano Buendía, the issue of the second attacking wing has been resolved, as the third most expensive reinforcement in the history of Aston Villa - Leon Bailey - has officially been launched - compensation of 32,000,000, and with bonuses, it can increase to 35,000,000.
This transfer will become the second most expensive acquisition in the history of Aston Villa. The member of the Jamaican national team was scouted by several clubs from the Premier League for months, and finally ended up in Aston Villa, where he underwent medical tests on Sunday.
We have been waiting for the official confirmation until today due to the obligations he had with his selection at the Gold Cup. In the meantime, the remaining, small details of the transfer have been agreed, but it can be said that Villa have done a great job in the transfer period so far.
Bailey has three and a half years behind him at Bayer Leverkusen, where he scored 39 goals and 22 assists. He also has experience playing in the Champions League and the Europa League, which will be very important in their attempt to make a breakthrough in the upper house of the Premier League.
"Aston Villa is a great club with a rich history. I believe that I have made the right next step in my career, I am very excited to play for Villa in the future." "I had a great time in Germany, now it's time to show myself in Aston Villa and the Premier League," says Bailey.
Now everything is ready for the mega transfer of Villa captain in City. According to the latest announcements from England, it should happen today and it will be the most expensive transfer in the history of Great Britain - 120,000,000 euros!
Villa tried to keep their captain because they offered him a salary of over 220,000 euros a week, only it soon became clear that he wanted titles and trophies, the Champions League, and a higher level of football, which Villa cannot give him now.
That is why the club turned to strengthen their team. This is just the second transfer in a row that could bring more attractive names to Villa Park.