Jack Grealish kills Man Utd links by signing huge new Villa deal
Jack Grealish has signed a new contract with Aston Villa, committing him to the club until summer 2025.
Grealish, 24, shone brightly as Aston Villa narrowly avoided relegation on the final day.
His performances did not go unnoticed, however, with Manchestre United registering their interest.
Jadon Sancho undoubtedly remains the Red Devils’ number one transfer target. But with that deal appearing unworkable, Grealish was seen as a viable alternative.
However, United’s capture of Donny van de Beek appears to have ended Grealish’s hopes of a move.
The club announced in a statement on their website on Tuesday that he has extended his stay until 2025.
CEO Christian Purslow said: “Jack is an emblem of our Owner’s vision for Aston Villa. He joined our Club as a local boy aged six and has developed into one of the country’s finest players finally becoming a full England international last week.
“We are determined to build a top team around him and are delighted that he is extending his contract and committing himself to the club he loves.”
Grealish added: “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.”
Grealish scored 10 goals in 41 games last term and earned his England debut in this month’s 0-0 Nations League draw in Denmark.
He has been with the club since he was eight years old, making his debut in 2014.
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