Grealish commits his future to the Villans.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has committed his future to the club by signing a new deal.
The 24-year-old has penned a five-year deal with the Lions, shrugging off his transfer links.
Grealish was subject of transfer interest after a brilliant season, which saw the Villans escape relegation. Manchester United turned out to be the potential suitors as they had been keen on striking a deal with the Villa’s skipper.
However, the English midfielder has decided to continue with his boyhood club a week after he received his first senior cap with the Three Lions.
After signing a new deal, 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.”
Villa CEO Christian Purslow also added that the club is keen to build the squad around Grealish.
“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.”