Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has made it clear that the club are in the process of negotiations to hand Jack Grealish a new contract. The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur but his exit from the Villa Park didn’t materialize.
Bruce, on being asked about the extension, said: “We hope to reward him. We’re in talks with him now. I hope that it can progress, it will progress. [Sawiris] said by the end of the month we hope we can get an agreement with Jack and keep him here.” The Villans will strike gold if they manage to secure Grealish’s future.
Despite reports stating that he was unhappy at being denied the opportunity to ply his trade in the Champions League, Grealish started both of the Championship fixtures for the Lions so far this season. Besides, he also impressed after coming off the bench in EFL Cup win over Yeovil Town on Tuesday.
Owing to the failure to grab their promotion to the Premier League, Aston Villa were close to being administered. However, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, who are the new owners of the club, saved them and it is encouraging to see them trying to chalk out a new deal for the 22-year-old.