Aston Villa ‘are preparing a new £200,000-A-WEEK contract’ to convince captain and star man Jack Grealish to snub Manchester City… less than a year after the 25-year-old signed his last deal
- Jack Grealish is currently on holiday after helping England to the Euro 2020 final
- Grealish has been linked with a record £100million move to Manchester City
- However, Aston Villa are pulling out all the stops to keep hold of their talisman
- The 25-year-old only signed his last deal with the club in September 2020
- The news is a potential blow to City, with Grealish one of their main targets
- Grealish notched up 12 Premier League assists last term – second to Harry Kane
Aston Villa are looking to convince star man Jack Grealish to snub Manchester City by reportedly offering him an eye-watering £200,000-a-week new deal.
The 25-year-old, who notched up two assists at Euro 2020 for England and is currently on holiday, has been linked with a British-record £100million move as the Premier League champions target a major overhaul of their squad that also includes signing Harry Kane.
However, Villa want to do everything possible to keep their captain and boyhood hero by offering him a bumper new contract, according to The Sun.
Jack Grealish impressed at Euro 2020 with England – but now has a big decision to make
Grealish starred for Aston Villa and is reportedly about to be offered a huge new contract
The news is a potential blow to Pep Guardiola’s hopes of landing one of his biggest targets
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Grealish only signed his last contract in September 2020 to keep him at the club until the summer of 2025.
According to Sportrac, he is already comfortably Villa’s top earner on £120,000 a week, with Tyrone Mings and Ollie Watkins the next highest on £80,000 a week and £75,000 a week respectively.
If Grealish does sign the deal reported, it would make him one of the Premier League’s top earners.
Grealish and compatriot Tyrone Mings are the two highest-earning players at Villa Park
Grealish notched up 12 Premier League assists last season – with only Harry Kane getting more
However, the prospect of playing in the Champions League may make Grealish’s decision to stay at Villa Park more complicated.
Despite being injured for much of the second half of last season, the midfielder enjoyed the best season of his career so far as he recorded six league goals and an incredible 12 assists, with only Kane (14 assists) producing more in England’s top flight in 2020-21.