Aston Villa star Jack Grealish says his goal at Old Trafford against Manchester United was his “favourite goal ever” as speculation about a transfer to United rages on.
Grealish, who is yet to be capped by England, has been superb for newly-promoted Villa in the first half of the season, with five goals and five assists in 17 Premier League games.
And the one jewel in the crown at Villa Park who could ease the financial worry is Grealish.
The England hopeful is understood to have a £45m buyout clause in the contract he signed in September 2018 and that may well stir more interest from Spurs and Manchester United.
The 24-year-old was heavily linked with Tottenham in the summer of 2018, while Grealish has also been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks.
And Grealish fulfilled a childhood dream recently when he scored a brilliant goal at Old Trafford to help Dean Smith’s Villa team to a 2-2 draw.
“That was my favourite goal ever. Scoring at Old Trafford, I’ve always wanted to play at Old Trafford,” Grealish told Sky Sports .
“I’ve played there before in a reserve cup final but it’s not the same when it’s like that. That’s obviously my favourite ground in the Premier League.
“It was one of them, as soon as I shot I knew it was going into the top corner and I couldn’t have hit it any better.”
Grealish, speaking about his hopes for 2020, said: “I just want to go into the year, go off the back of 2019 with goals and assists, and fingers crossed get an England call-up.
“That’s the main thing, and keep Villa up.”