Manchester City's Jack Grealish and partner Sasha Attwood expecting their first child

Manchester City ace Jack Grealish and his girlfriend Sasha Attwood have revealed they are expecting their first child together.

Grealish took to Instagram to share the joyous news, posting a picture of him embracing his pregnant partner, both hands lovingly placed on her baby bump. The football star, who will be a dad for the first time this year, captioned the post: "Life's biggest blessing."

His childhood sweetheart Attwood shared the same heartwarming photo on her own account, adding the sweet caption: "Half of me, half of you - beyond blessed." The pair have been an item since their school days in Solihull.

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The couple has remained strong throughout Grealish's professional career, with Attwood by his side from his early days at Aston Villa through to his big move to Manchester City in 2021, which saw them leave their Birmingham roots behind, reports the Mirror.

Attwood, a model, has worked with brands such as L'Oreal, House of Fraser, Pretty Little Thing and Boohoo. She has also stood by Grealish during a challenging season marked by injuries and his omission from the England squad for Euro 2024.

Despite his surprise at not being selected for the tournament, Grealish's absence has allowed him to support Attwood throughout her pregnancy. The due date for their little one is yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, without Grealish in the lineup, England's attacking edge has seemed less sharp, yet they've still managed to secure a spot in the semi-finals where they'll take on the Netherlands. Gareth Southgate, speaking before the tournament, justified his choice to leave out Grealish.

"The fact is we've got some players who have been playing extremely well all season in the league and we just feel other players have had stronger seasons - particularly in the past six months or so," Southgate explained.

"We saw some fantastic performances the other night which underlined some of that and in the attacking area of the pitch we're blessed with a lot of options and they're all slightly different."

"[James Maddison] and Jack [Grealish] would have provided us with something different as well and they've been tough calls. They're calls we've gone over and over and over as a group of staff to try to be fair and to try to use the right rationale."

"We back our decisions but we recognise we could have gone a different route. The boys are big characters, fabulous team-mates and great boys to work with. It's sad to have to deliver that news to them."

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