Birmingham news Jack Grealish transfer latest as Man City stance emerges and £80m claim PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Latest Aston Villa transfer news from BirminghamLive brings the lowdown on Jack Grealish and the reported transfer interest in him from Man City and Manchester United
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is always likely to be a hot topic when the summer transfer window rolls around. Grealish was the subject of intense speculation last year with reports heavily linking him with a move to Manchester United. He ended all talk, for last summer at least, by committing to Villa until 2025 by signing a new contract with his boyhood club. Villa kicked on and he almost bettered his statistics from last season in terms of goals scored and created before he picked up a leg injury in February. He has sat out the last dozen matches with Villa's form tailing off as a result, underlining his importance to Dean Smith 's side. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Fresh reports in the national press on Thursday have claimed that Villa's £80 million valuation of Grealish is putting Manchester City off. Pep Guardiola, who is said to be a fan of Grealish, is set to proritise a striker transfer this summer given the impending exit of Sergio Aguero. Here's the very latest... Who has been linked? Man United had been credited with an interest last summer but they opted to move for Donny van de Beek at Ajax instead. Man City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have all been linked with Grealish but, if he was to move, it is surely only Pep Guardiola's side who can afford him. Read More Related Articles Aston Villa player drops exciting Jack Grealish hint ahead of Everton Read More Related Articles Aston Villa fans are loving Carlo Ancelotti's brilliant Jack Grealish joke What has Smith said? Speaking to broadcaster Stadium Astro back in December, Smith admitted that the club needed to continue on an upward trajectory in order for Grealish to remain there. “If we don’t keep progressing and become a club that’s challenging in Europe then we probably won’t meet Jack’s ambitions and there will be a time where Jack looks elsewhere then," Smith said. “At the moment, he can see the progression at the football club and he wants to be a part of that." Agent speaks out "The truth is we don't know (what will happen)," Jonathan Barnett said earlier in the week.
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. "But he could stay. He could stay as well so it's a conversation the club, Villa, will have with Jack and ourselves then we'll see where we go. "He loves Villa but I think we just have to wait and see how things pan out. "At the moment he is a Villa player and he has no thoughts about anything else." Smith responded to those comments at a press conference on Wednesday. “I got told that someone from his agency had spoken about Jack," Smith said ahead of Villa's game against Everton on Thursday (6pm). “I’ve not risen to any speculation regarding Jack at all this season - he has been injured for the last 12 games. “He signed a brand new contract having seen the vision for the club from the owners at the start of the season.”
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Villa's stance explained Villa do not need to sell given the wealth of owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens through their NSWE company. Crucially, they are not battlign to avoid relegation so the smmer window is set up to be an ideal situation to take stock of what is needed to improve. They will be keen to hold onto their top talent and they will not sell any of their star performers. Smith's side will be looking to kick on this summer, making more signings in the transfer market to push into the European places.
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