Jack Grealish has signed a new contract at Aston Villa – and it’s got rival fans talking about his decision to stay faithful to his boyhood club.
In a perhaps surprise move, Villa announced on Twitter yesterday that Grealish will stay at the club until 2025, which clearly delighted those in Claret & Blue.
There was a section of rival fans who praised Villa for the deal and lauded Grealish for staying with his boyhood club.
It was pointed out by opposition fans that loyalty has gone out of the window in football, but Grealish is proving that it still exists.
Even though Villa only survived relegation to the Championship during the final few minutes of the recent Premier League campaign, their star man was outstanding and deserved more rewards for his showing.
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Only a certain Kevin de Bruyne created more chances than the swashbuckling Solihull lad, who drew the most fouls last season also.
From Villa’s perspective, it’s now about matching Grealish’s talents with players who can help the recently-capped England star carry this Midlands giant back to fighting for European places.
Their decision to break their club-record transfer on 26 goal Championship man Ollie Watkins is perhaps an indicator that those in the suits are serious about getting the club back to the top.
Only time will tell on whether that will happen or not, as a selection of rival fans offered their thoughts on Grealish committing his future to the club he joined at the age of 6:
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