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Jack Grealish pen new five year deal with Aston Villa despite interest from Tottenham

Jack Grealish has penned a new five-year deal with Aston Villa.

Tottenham Hotspur were keen to sign the midfielder in the summer and targeted a £25million move amid financial problems under former owner Dr. Tony Xia.

But Villa held out and when the club’s new American owners took over, they insisted he was not for sale.
Championship side Villa have now managed to convince the 23-year-old to extend his stay in the Midlands.

Christian Purslow, Villa’s CEO, said: ‘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.

‘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 joined Villa as an eight-year old and progressed through the academy before making his first-team debut in the 2013-14 season.

He played a key role last campaign under manager Steve Bruce as Villa reached the play-off final at Wembley, only to lose to Fulham.

Grealish featured for Villa at the weekend against Sheffield Wednesday. They lost 2-1 at home.

The midfielder will be hoping to help Villa to victory when they take on Bristol City in the Championship on Friday evening.

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