Aston Villa manager, Dean Smith, has hinted that the club may be willing to go all out to prevent Jack Grealish from leaving the club in the summer.
The Villa captain has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United of late. The Red Devils are reportedly huge admirers of the midfielder.
Grealish has been the shining light for Villa this season despite their struggles. After investing huge sums in the summer, the Villans have struggled and are firmly in a relegation battle.
But Dean Smith has insisted that the club will do all they can to keep Grealish, highlighting the owners’ wealth and ambitions for the club.
“We’ve got two magnificent owners who want this club to be successful”, Smith said. (The Mirror)
“They have got an awful lot of money which they’ve earned through their hard work in their businesses. They know that if you want to be a successful team you have to keep your best players. They will be working very hard to make sure our best players stop at this football club.”
“That’s the best answer I can give when it comes to Jack”.
Grealish has only recently signed a new deal with the club. However, United’s interest, in addition to Villa’s struggles, has left his future with the club in doubt.
The midfielder has provided seven goals and five assists for Villa this term already. That form has led to calls for an England call ahead of England’s Euro 2020 campaign.
A risky strategy for Aston Villa – TBR View
It’s all well and good paying massive wages to keep your best players but Villa are hardly secure in the Premier League.
This decision will have to wait until the summer you’d imagine. If Villa do go down, they’ll be left with little option but to sell their key man. If they do stay up, they’ll have to offer a big chunk of money to compete with the likes of Manchester United.
It’s a tricky time for the club. Dean Smith is right to big-up his owners. However, deep down he’ll know he might be powerless to keep Jack Grealish when push comes to shove.