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15 September 2020 16:38

Captain Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year deal at Aston Villa to end speculation over his future.

'It's my club, my home': Jack Grealish signs new five-year Aston Villa contract

Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year deal at Aston Villa Jack Grealish has ended months of speculation surrounding his future by signing at new long-term contract and will remain at Aston Villa. The 24-year-old is said to have penned a five-year deal worth £140,000-a-week and puts to bed persistent speculation linking him with a summer transfer to Machester United. Grealish played the lead role in Villa's survival campaign last season as Dean Smith's side ensured their top flight status on the final day following a 1-1 draw against West Ham with the club captain scoring what turned out to be the decisive goal. Villa, meanwhile, appear intent on investing heavily in their squad in what remains of the transfer window and Grealish has been sold on the vision the club's owners have as they aim to wake the sleeping Midlands giants. It is my club, my home and I am very happy here,' said the England international.

'The owners have made it very clear to me how ambitious they are and how they want to build Aston Villa. Villa have already spent over £40m on Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins, who scored the winner in Saturday's pre-season friendly against United, and are closing in on a deal to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. CEO Christian Purslow said: '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. Jack Grealish has pledged his future to his boyhood club by signing a new five-year contract.

To your inbox In our daily Aston Villa bulletin, we'll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans. The one issue was could Jack Grealish play for England still being at Villa? The talismanic midfielder has been integral in the club's resurgence into the top flight, sparking the club's initial run to promotion from the Championship - and shining in the Premier League as Dean Smith's side secured survival on the final day of last season. The 25-year-old's performances had sparked talk of a potential departure for the boyhood Villa fan - with Manchester United heavily linked with a move throughout the summer. But speculation over his future has been ended, with the club agreeing a new bumper deal with the captain, keeping him in the Midlands for the foreseeable future.

Villa CEO Christian Purslow admitted his delight at seeing Grealish end speculation over his future and commit his future to the club. "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." he said. Grealish was 'delighted' to commit his future to Villa - admitting he's looking forward to the exciting times ahead at the club. The move is further good news for Smith, following the club-record record signing of striker Ollie Watkins earlier this month, whilst deals for Emiliano Martinez and Bertrand Traore edge closer.

Captain Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year deal at Aston Villa to end speculation over his future. The midfielder had been heavily linked to Manchester United last season but has now committed himself to the club until 2025. He helped Villa survive in the Premier League last season as they beat the drop by a point on the final day. "The owners have made it very clear to me how ambitious they are and how they want to build Aston Villa. Chief executive Christian Purslow said: "Jack is an emblem of our owners' vision for Aston Villa.

He joined our club as a local boy 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 has given Aston Villa the perfect pre-season boost by banishing speculation about a transfer and signing a new contract at the club he has supported and played for since childhood. "I am delighted to make this commitment to Villa," said Grealish after pledging his services to Villa for another five years. The owners have made it very clear to me how ambitious they are and how they want to build Aston Villa. Grealish has long been linked with moves to other clubs, notably Manchester United, but by pledging his future to Villa he has signalled his belief that the club is entering a new era of success under billionaire owners who invested heavily last season and again this summer, with more recruits expected before the closure of the transfer window in October. "Jack is an emblem of our owners' vision for Aston Villa," said Villa's CEO, Christian Purslow. "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." Villa's manager, Dean Smith, told the Guardian that he foresees Grealish growing into an even more precious player for his team as Villa continue to develop and buy.