Jack Grealish reveals how his England national teammates persuaded him to join Manchester City

Jack Grealish revealed his England team-mates persuaded him to accept the record-breaking Manchester City transfer.

And Grealish was particularly keen to link up with his ‘little brother’ Phil Foden at club level as well as on the international stage.

City trio John Stones, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling all helped to convince the Aston Villa skipper that the Etihad was the right move for him during their time together at Euro 2020.

Asked about his Three Lions pals, Grealish said: “That helps massively. We speak anyway when we are away with England about our own clubs.

“The likes of Stones, Raz, Phil and Walks had nothing but good words to say whenever it has been mentioned.

“When we are away with England I get on so well with Phil. He makes me laugh, he is like my little brother. I just can’t wait to play with him regularly, week in, week out.

“I feel like sometimes, when you have a connection with someone off the pitch, you can transfer that onto the pitch as well.

“That is what me and Phil used to do in training when we were with England and I can’t wait to do that here.”