Aston Villa are set to reward Jack Grealish with a bumper new deal which will reportedly include a release clause.
It’s widely reported that Grealish, 22, will be offered a new contract that will make him the highest-paid player at the club, doubling his £25,000-a-week wages.
The Daily Star report that Grealish will pen a new four-year contract “which could include a clause allowing him to leave next summer if Villa miss out on promotion”.
Grealish has seen the door slammed shut on a big-money move to Tottenham, but he has reported for training at Bodymoor Heath as normal and is believed to be ready to give his all to get Villa promoted this season.
After the window closed last night, Grealish tweeted: “Let’s get to work.”
Grealish has been in constant contact with Villa boss Steve Bruce throughout the summer speculation and Bruce even admitted it would be hard for Villa to keep their star man away from the clutches of Spurs.
Bruce though managed to keep hold of the Birmingham-born attacker despite the lure of Champions League football and a brand new stadium in north London.
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) August 9, 2018
However the investment form Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens changed the landscape and Villa were able to rebuff offers from Spurs’ renowned hard negotiator Daniel Levy.
Reports suggest Levy’s first offer to sign Grealish, who under contract until June 2020, was a derisory £3million plus Josh Onomah.