Jack Grealish revealed that he broke down just like Lionel Messi when he left Aston Villa. Barcelona were forced to release Lionel Messi after his contract ran out last season. The England winger like Messi left his boyhood club fr a record fee. He revealed that leaving Aston Villa was the toughest decision he has ever made

“It was so tough. I think everyone knows that” Jack Grealish sid after leaving Aston Villa. “I reported back for the pre-season as I was meant to. That’s when the manager wanted me back so I obviously went back for a few days. It was obviously difficult because, in the back of my head, I knew that I might be going.”

“Everyone’s seen the way Messi was at his final press conference and that is the exact way I felt myself,” he added. “Before I left, at the hotel, I spoke to the team, the staff, and the players and I teared up a little bit myself.”

Manchester city activated his release clause of £100m tying down the midfielder to a six-year contract. His transfer fee smashed the previous transfer fee of £93.25m that Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba.

“It doesn’t put any pressure on me whatsoever,” Grealish said. “I take that as a compliment. I actually like it, I think it’s a good tag to have.”I think when you see a football club paying that sort of money for a player, it means they trust you and value you highly and see so much potential there to work with. I just see it as a good thing and I hope now that I can repay this whole football club by winning as many titles as possible.”

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