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talking point Roy Keane gives his verdict on Jack Grealish's move and Harry Kane's 'bizarre' contract

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Jack Grealish  joined Manchester City for £100million

Jack Grealish joined Manchester City for £100million

Jack Grealish joined Manchester City for £100million

Roy Keane has given his verdict on Manchester City's £100million deal to sign Jack Grealish, as he suggested the midfielder is good enough to give the defending Premier League champions a fresh dimension this season.

Speaking to ITV Sport ahead of the Community Shield match between City and FA Cup holders Leicester, former Manchester United and Ireland captain Keane lavished praise on Grealish.

While the pressure will be on the 25-year-old to live up to his billing as England's first £100million player, Keane believes the one-time Ireland underage midfielder has earned the right to play for one of the biggest clubs in the game.

"The potential was always there, but you worried about injuries and off the field stuff," said Keane, reflecting on some of Grealish's discretions away from the field.

"He's matured really well over the last few years and I think it's a great buy for Man City, a huge statement.

"It will be a great move for him working with Pep and he will improve with the players working around him now. There will be more demands on him, but I feel it is the perfect fit for Jack. Especially working with Pep because he is the main man out there.

"This what the great sides have done down the years at Liverpool and Manchester United, signed big players when they were on top.

"City have done that this summer and if they get Harry Kane from Tottenham now, they will be tough to stop."

Keane went on to give his verdict on City's pursuit of Kane, as he argued the Tottenham striker has made an error if he claims to have a gentleman's agreement to leave the club this summer.

"Unless this gentleman's agreement is written in a contract, forget about it," added Keane. "It's ridiculous.

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Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur applauds fans following the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur applauds fans following the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur applauds fans following the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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"At Spurs, the chairman there will dig his heels in and ask for as much money as he can. With all the advisers (around Kane), why didn't he have a clause in his contract for a situation like this? It's bizarre."

City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed publicly that he is keen to sign Kane, but he suggested any hopes of a transfer were over as Tottenham are refusing to negotiate a fee for the striker.

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