Report: Aston Villa to make Grealish decision which will impact the club ‘for years to come’
Aston Villa are prepared to offer Jack Grealish a bumper £200,000-a-week contract to keep the England star at the club.
According to the Sun, the Villains are eager to tie their star player to a new deal with Manchester City continuing to sniff around.
Grealish is a target for the Premier League champions, though Pep Guardiola’s side will have to pay over £100m for the playmaker.
As per the report, the decision to offer Grealish a £200,000-a-week deal will impact Villa ‘for years to come’.
Dean Smith views the 25-year-old as a key part of his plans for next season, with the Birmingham club eager to crack the top-six of the Premier League.
Villa have been ambitious this summer in their signings and targets. The Villains have already signed Emi Buendia for a club-record fee.
Whilst the Daily Mail report that the club are keen on Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey.
Indeed, retaining Grealish will be a huge coup for Villa’s long-term plans. Smith and the club’s owners are keen to take the Villa Park side to the next level of English football.
And signing Grealish to a new contract will be a major sign of ambition.
Grealish’s Euro 2020 performances proved that the attacker is one of Europe’s top creative talents.
Although offering the 25-year-old £200,000-a-week will be a massive financial risk for Villa, it will be a decision that will all but pay off if the playmaker can push his boyhood club to the top of the Premier league.