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Jack Grealish has described joining Manchester City as a "dream come true."
The 25-year-old completed his £100million move to the Etihad on Thursday, and in doing so became the most expensive player in British football history, eclipsing the £89million spend by Man Utd on Paul Pogba in 2016.
He has penned a six-year deal at the Etihad and will wear the number ten shirt recently vacated by Sergio Aguero.
Speaking to Manchester City's club website, Grealish couldn't hide his delight at the prospect of playing for the Premier League champions.
"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.
"Over the past 10 seasons, they have won major trophies consistently. Pep coming here has taken them to the next level and the football this team plays is the most exciting in Europe.
Grealish also professed his admiration for Pep Guardiola and admitted he can't wait to start working with him out on the training pitch.
"To play for Pep and learn from him is going to be special and it’s something any top footballer would want.
"The facilities are amazing, and I honestly can’t wait to get started, meet everyone and get playing."
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.
"Jack’s development over the past few seasons both for club and country has been plain for everybody to see.
"His natural talent together with his commitment to improve as a player, has seen him become one of the most exciting attacking players in world football today.
"I am certain that the fans are going to love seeing him in our team.
"Pep loves the way he plays, and we all feel he is an ideal fit for Manchester City. Our style and his style are a perfect match. I’m excited to watch him over the coming years."
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