Manchester United transfer target Jack Grealish has penned a five-year contract extension with Aston Villa.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has committed his future to the club by signing a five-year contract extension which puts to bed any rumours of a potential move to Manchester United.
United have been keeping track of the newly-capped England international and were considering making a move.
Villa insisted that they would not let the 25-year-old leave on the cheap and were holding out for a fee in the region of £80million.
That figure put off potential suitors and Villa have been able to keep hold of their man.
“I am delighted to make this commitment to Villa,” Grealish said. “It is my club, my home and I am very happy here.
“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 am very glad to be part of it.”
Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish has signed a five-year contract extension (Image: GETTY)
CEO Christian Purslow added: “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.
“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.”
Meanwhile, former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell thinks Villa will look to strengthen their squad before the October 5 transfer deadline.
“I think Jack Grealish is Villa through and through,” Campbell told Sky Sports News. “I don’t he would have needed too much persuading.
“He is a local boy, he loves the club and is captain. They have to get the business done.
“He is now a full international and he goes up another level.
“Jack Grealish, he is probably their biggest asset. You have got to secure the best assets. That’s probably the best signing they could make.
Man Utd were considering a move for Jack Grealish (Image: GETTY)
“He is there for another five years and they will probably try to attract other players to the club who will want to play with him.
“They have done it in the past and they will look to do it again.
“Remember, the window is still open so hopefully Jack Grealish will see how ambitious this Aston Villa hierarchy are.”