This afternoon Aston Villa have confirmed that 23-year-old talent Jack Grealish has now signed a new five-year contract at the club.
We are delighted to announce that @JackGrealish1 has signed a new five-year contract ✍️
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 24, 2018
Having been with us since he was eight years old and having worked his way through our youth and Academy set up, Jack is now one of the first names on the team sheet in recognition of his development and whilst he still has improvements to make and he has off days, nobody can deny how important he is to us when he’s on song.
Following the takeover by Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, with speculated interest from Tottenham Hotspur, one marker was keeping him despite Financial Fair Play issues – this contract is a massive second statement of intent and fans will be hoping, the first of many more to come.
Clearly, the excitement got to some on social media.
— Joe (@Theotopia) September 24, 2018
I’ll see myself out pic.twitter.com/G7kRiQ12Vs
— Dan Wright (@DannyWright00) September 24, 2018
???? Super Jack! ???? pic.twitter.com/5eWr3oTy7m
— Aston Villa Foundation (@AVFCFoundation) September 24, 2018
— Mark (@modus777) September 24, 2018
Now it’s down to the club to build something around him that makes him want to stay and be proud of his club. #AVFC
— Phil Roberts (@iamVilla) September 24, 2018
You beautiful man xxxxx
— Lucy (@LucyAVFC_) September 24, 2018
— William Wright (@Will_Wright_) September 24, 2018
There were definitely plenty more comments and it seems the announcement has made plenty of people’s day given the weekend disappointment on the pitch. With the contract out the way, fingers crossed Jack takes that boost and kicks on even further this year as we need him on top form!