Premier League: Jack Grealish commits his long-term future to Aston Villa

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Jack Grealish of Aston Villa (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

Jack Grealish stops all speculations surrounding him and exit after signing a new five-year deal with his boyhood club.

There will be no summer move for Aston Villa’s midfielder Jack Grealish. The player was set for a big-club transfer after helping save his side from relegation. Since then, there have been numerous links with a move to either of the Manchester clubs, with United the predominant calling card.

"Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has committed his future to the club by signing a new five-year deal.The 24-year-old was in demand with several clubs this summer, including Manchester United and Arsenal, after enjoying a stellar breakthrough season in the Premier League in which he scored eight goals to secure Villa’s top-flight status."

Villa, after securing another season in the top flight, used this to their advantage. They requested no less than £80 million for the Englishman.

That price will inevitably increase to a sum no top club across Europe would be willing to pay. In all honesty, they were praying for a Villain drop, hoping they could get him on a cheap.

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Now that Villa has cooled a possible Jack exit down, they can continue to build the team around him.

They have made some big moves in the summer, adding real quality to their starting XI and their squad.

They have signed right-back Matty Cash from Nottingham Forest, Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, and are waiting for Lyon’s forward Bertrand Traore and Arsenal’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. These additions could have aided to Jack Grealish’s change of heart.

The club is showing ambition in the transfer market and will hopefully relay that onto the pitch when they kick off their Premier League campaign. For them to build on last season keeping the English centrepiece was one of the most important pieces of business this summer.

He has guaranteed himself regular playing minutes on the pitch and will be able to better last season’s goal contribution of eight goals and six assists with some more quality added to the team to help spread the goals and assists around the team.

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They have enjoyed some extended time off the Premier League pitch and are playing their first professional encounter for the season when they meet Burton later this evening in their EFL Cup clash.