ASTON VILLA are hopeful captain Jack Grealish will sign a new contract at Villa Park this summer, according to reports.
Jack Grealish, 25, is currently on international duty with EnglandCredit: Getty
According to The Telegraph, Villa are willing to offer their skipper £150,000-a-week to stay in Birmingham.
The new contract would increase Grealish’s £100million valuation even further and quash any speculation regarding his future.
The attacking midfielder’s current deal doesn’t run out for another four years but Villa do not want to sell their star asset.
Reports suggest Grealish is interested in joining Pep Guardiola at the Etihad and his representatives hope a deal can be agreed between the two clubs shortly.
The Birmingham-born star has expressed his desire to play at a higher level, sighting Ben Chilwell’s success at Chelsea as an inspiration.
He recently told the press: “My ultimate goal? It’s got to be a trophy hasn’t it. I want to win either the Champions League or a major trophy with England, the Euros or the World Cup.
“Obviously, the World Cup would be iconic wouldn’t it? But I think the Euros is just as good. And then at club level, to win a Champions League.
“My best mate here, Chilly, has come off the back of winning. But yeah, I’ve got to say one of them – winning the Champions League or winning the World Cup or the Euros. So fingers crossed.”
Grealish has become a club legend at Villa Park since making his Premier League debut in May 2014, leading them to promotion from the Championship in 2019.
He’s scored 14 goals in his last 62 Prem appearances, helping establish Villa in the top flight and earning a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
And Grealish has shown he can perform against the best, coming off the bench to inspire England to a 2-0 victory against Germany at the Euros.
The Villa star assisted Harry Kane’s late goal at Wembley – another player linked with City.
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