Aston Villa hopeful of new contract

Aston Villa are “very hopeful” that Jack Grealish will commit to the future of the club by signing a lucrative new contract, despite recent claims that Manchester City will try to complete a £ 100m UK transfer after Euro 2020.

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Grealish has emerged as one of the Premier League’s most dynamic attacking players since Villa returned to the top flight in 2019 and has become a favorite in England thanks to his performances at Euro 2020, albeit largely from the bench so far.

The 25-year-old tried to make a difference in Tuesday’s last 16 match with Germany at Wembley and was involved in both goals to secure the 2-0 victory.

But despite widespread suggestions that Manchester City are convinced to sign him when the tournament is over, it is now said that Villa still have other ideas.

Grealish made a big impact when England beat Germany at Euro 2020 / Markus Gilliar / Getty Images

The Daily Telegraph writes that Villa want Grealish to sign a new contract and is prepared to increase his current £ 100,000 weekly salary to £ 150,000 before the bonus.

It is said that the owners of the Villa have always been “serious” in retaining their best player and the wealth behind the club means that even a British record of £ 100 million would not guarantee a sale.

Grealish just signed his current contract in September 2020 and finally committed to his boyfriend club after significant interest from other Premier League sides this summer.

The latest update on Grealish’s future from Villa’s perspective seems to fit with previous reports on the club’s stance. It was reported earlier this month that the club has informed about its own transfer targets that the talisman will remain this summer.

Grealish will be offered £ 150,000 per week to stay at Villa / Malcolm Couzens / Getty Images

This despite the fact that the player’s representatives are alleged to believe that they already have an informal agreement with the club that he will be sold if a suitable offer is made.

Villa have already secured a club record signing of Emi Buendia from Norwich this summer and, in addition to retaining Grealish, are determined to hire another attacking player. Two bids for Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe have been rejected, while it has also been rumored that they are prepared to pay up to £ 40 million for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, which would be another record.

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