The England international, now 25, has signed an improved five year deal. Whilst the finer details is understandably not in the public domain, this underlines not just his value to the football club but hopefully the captain’s commitment to a long term project.
Villa arguably did well to retain Grealish in the summer of 2018 as the club lurched perilously close to financial ruin and once more in ensuring he stay to lead Villa’s first season back in the Premier League in 2019/20.
The biggest achievement is undoubtedly convincing Grealish that his immediate future remains at Villa Park, as Dean Smith looks set to lead the club into a second top flight term, supported by big money reinforcements.
Whilst the determination and resolve to rebutt Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal’s advances might not be fully known, it does still feel like a major coup to go into the new campaign with absolute certainty about Grealish’s future.
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 a part of it.”
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