Grealish commits to Aston Villa with five-year deal

Championship club Aston Villa has confirmed star player Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year contract.

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish was linked with a move to Tottenham during the transfer window.   -  Getty Images

Jack Grealish has committed his future to Aston Villa by signing a new five-year contract with his boyhood club.

Grealish was linked with a move to Tottenham during the transfer window, but Villa retained its prized asset after a financial injection from new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens. And Villa has now persuaded the 23-year-old, regarded among the best players in the Championship, to put pen to paper on a new deal.

"Securing the long-term future of Jack, a player we believe will play a pivotal role in leading Aston Villa back to where it belongs, is fantastic news for everybody associated with our football club," said Villa chief executive Christian Purslow.

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"He is a tremendous talent who has been with us since he was a child and naturally we are delighted that he has now committed the next five years of his career to Aston Villa."

Grealish is yet to score in 10 appearances in all competitions this season, with Villa in the bottom half of the Championship after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

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