Jack Grealish posted a message to Harry Kane on his Instagram story, wishing his England teammate a happy birthday. The Aston Villa playmaker also posted a picture of himself at training while wearing some Nike memorabilia, presumably during or after a pre-season session.

Kane turned 28 on Wednesday and was sent well-wishes by Grealish among others. The pair linked up well on the pitch for England during the 2020 European Championships, so they’re likely to be much closer than a few months ago.

And if rumours are to be believes, Kane and Grealish could be playing for the same club this coming season amid interest from Manchester City. The Premier League champions want to bring both players to the Etihad Stadium but may have to pay a combined total of £250m to make it happen.

Until then, Grealish is a Villa player and supporters will be excited to see him turning out for the Claret and Blues in pre-season. Villa have endured contrasting fortunes in their exhibition games so far, thrashing Walsall 4-0 on July 21 before losing 2-0 to Stoke City on July 24. They next face Bristol City on July 31.

In other news, John Terry was hailed by players and supporters on social media after exiting Aston Villa