Aston Villa have announced that Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year contract, ending all speculation about the English footballer’s future at Villa Park, as per 90MIN.
The 25-year-old played an important role to keep the Premier League status of the Villains last campaign, scoring eight league goals and creating six assists. His amazing performances increased the interest of other clubs in his services, with Manchester United particularly keen.
However, Grealish has now decided to remain with Villa by penning a new deal which will expire in 2025.
He said to the club’s website:
“I am delighted to make this commitment to Villa. It is my club, my home and I am very happy here. The owners have made it very clear to me how ambitious they are and how they want to build Aston Villa. There are exciting times ahead and I am very glad to be part of it.”
English boss Dean Smith will be delighted that the England international has committed his future to the cub as it had seemed earlier this summer that he would be leaving Villa. Despite increasing interest in the player, the Aston based club didn’t change their stance, demanding a hefty £80 million for the 25-year-old, which the interested clubs were not ready to meet.
However, the attacking midfielder mentioned the ambition of the owners and the work he has been handed. The Midlands side have already signed Ollie Watkins from Brentford for a club-record fee while Matty Cash has also arrived Villa Park in a reported £16 million deal with Nottingham Forest.
Watkins is particularly an exciting addition for the Lions this summer as he was superb last season in the Championship. He smashed an incredible 25 goals in 46 league appearances for the Bees and also created three assists.