OFFICIAL: Jack Grealish extends Aston Villa contract

Kweku Lawrence
By Kweku Lawrence
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Aston Villa have confirmed that skipper Jack Grealish has signed a new long-term contract at the club.

Grealish has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at the Villa Park, which runs through from now until the end of the 2024/25 campaign.

The recent England debutant had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but the Red Devils seem to have cooled their interest after signing midfielder Donny van de Beek.

In a statement to the club’s official website, Grealish said: “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.”

CEO Christian Purslow added: “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.”

Jack Grealish made his maiden appearance for the club during the the 2013-14 campaign, and has since been an integral part of the set up at Villa Park.

The 25-year-old played a key role in the club’s return to the Premier League after being relegated and scored an all important goal when they returned to the top-flight to escape an immediate drop back into the Sky Bet Championship.

The attacking midfielder scoring eight times in 36 outings and grabbing a further six assists in the Premier League last season and is expected to lead Dean Smith’s side once again this campaign.

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