Jack Grealish set to snub Manchester City in favour of Villa stay

Jack Grealish set to snub Manchester City in favour of Villa stay

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The future of Jack Grealish has the potential to be one of the transfer sagas of the summer. The Englishman impressed despite limited game time for the three lions as he helped Gareth Southgate’s side reach the final of Euro 2020.

However, his future has been in the air since before the competition, when it was reported that Manchester City had an interest in the creative midfielder. Grealish, now 25 years old, returned six goals and twelve assists as Aston Villa broke into the top half of the Premier League last campaign.

And since the end of Euro 2020, rumours have surfaced suggesting that a deal taking Grealish to Manchester could happen in the near future, with a 90 million pound fee being touted.

However, according to local Villa outlet Birmingham Live, such reports could be wide of the mark. As per the outlet:

Villa have offered their captain a new and improved contract, worth in the region of £150,000- a-week in hope of staving off serious interest from Premier League champions Man City”. 

The report continues to suggest that any reports of Manchester City lining up an offer for the Villains’ talisman are “wide of the mark”, and that the Citizens have “had no contact with player or club over a proposed deal”.

Optimism around the club

Grealish signed a new deal at Villa Park just under a year ago, but as per a more recent report from the same outlet, “it is expected that he will commit his future once again”, despite the obvious admiration from North West London.

Jack Grealish set to snub Manchester City in favour of Villa stay

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City v Aston Villa at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on March 10, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

It is also thought that boss Dean Smith is planning for the new season with his captain firmly in his mind, with the Englishman “confident his captain will pledge his future to the club”.

With the Euros now over, expect to see this deal come to a head in the coming weeks.

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