Aston Villa fans received some huge news on Tuesday, as it was confirmed that club captain Jack Grealish has committed his long-term future by signing a new contract.
The Midlands club confirmed on their official website that he’s penned a five-year deal with them to stay at Villa Park.
Grealish is a major success story to come out of the academy in recent years and managing to nail down his future is so important to them.
The 25-year-old playmaker was instrumental in Villa avoiding relegation from the Premier League last season with some eye-catching performances and is the individual that his teammates look towards.
He uploaded a post on his Instagram to celebrate his contract extension with a passionate message.
TBR’s View – Grealish deal a statement of intent
With speculation regarding Grealish’s future existing every transfer window, it’s a real relief for Villa supporters to see him sign a five-year contract and it’s clear he’s not looking elsewhere.
The attacking midfielder was the clear standout player in his team last season, scoring 10 goals and supplying eight assists across all competitions for them.
His dazzling performances were finally rewarded during the international break when he earned his first senior England cap and there has been real support for him to break into Gareth Southgate’s squad for quite a while.
Villa surely would have been one of the relegation favourites if Grealish had exited this summer, but they can start to look up the table now and a couple more signings should make them a really exciting prospect.