The club captain has spoken of his delight at committing his future to his boyhood club.
Jack Grealish Signs New Villa Deal
Grealish Had Been Linked With Move Away This Summer
His new contract caps a busy recent period for Grealish. The midfielder, who has been with the club since the age of eight, also earned his first senior England cap against Denmark in the Nations League.
The 25-year-old had been linked with a move away from Villa Park this summer, but told the club’s website he his happy to stay put for the long term.
“It is my club, my home and I am very happy here”, said Grealish after signing a deal that keeps him at Villa until 2025.
“The owners have made it very clear to me how ambitious they are and how they want to build Aston Villa. There are exciting times ahead and I’m very glad to be part of it,” added the Birmingham-born playmaker.
Villa Chief Executive Equally Delighted With Jack Grealish Stay
Aston Villa’s chief executive, Christian Purslow, is understandably pleased to see Grealish commit his future to the club.
“We are determined to build a top team around him and are delighted he is extending his contract and committing himself to the club he loves,” said Purslow of the new deal.
Grealish made 41 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring 10 goals and providing 8 assists.
Aston Villa are not in Premier League action until their opening game of the new season against Sheffield United on Monday, September 21. Grealish is expected to be involved as Dean Smith’s side looks to build on a 17th-placed finish last season.
On the final day of the coronavirus-disrupted 2019/20 season, Grealish scored in a 1-1 draw against West Ham that secured Villa’s Premier League status.
New Signings to Follow Grealish Commitment
Aston Villa are expected to confirm one or two incomings to their squad before their opening league game against Sheffield United. The club have seen a bid accepted by Arsenal for goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.