26/07/2021; 3:08 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Aston Villa are reportedly working on a £200,000-a-week contract for Jack Grealish. Villa wants to see Grealish ignore interest from Manchester City this summer and are set to offer the 25-year-old Villa captain the bumper deal to tempt their captain to stay.
Manchester City are currently eyeing Grealish and are said to be preparing an offer of £100 million for the Villa captain. Manchester City are in the process of a squad Overhaul this summer, with the club keen on adding the English man to their squad. City are also looking to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur for a record £160 million fee this summer.
Jack Grealish signed his last contract at Aston Villa in September 2020. The deal, meant to keep the 25-year-old at Villa Park till 2025, made him the club's highest earner.
The Villa Captain currently earns around £120,000 a week at Aston Villa. Should Grealish accept the new contract on offer by Villa, he would become one of Premier League's top earners.
However, Grealish is reportedly tempted by the Champions League football on offer at City and could choose to move to City instead of signing the new deal offered by the claret and blue.
Grealish, a boyhood hero at Villa Park, has been an essential part of the Aston Villa squad. He stayed with the Villans following their relegation in 2016. Grealish would eventually lead Villa back to the Premier League in 2019 after they beat Derby County in the Championship play-offs final.
Grealish was also instrumental to Villa's Premier League Survival in the 2019/2020 season. Despite being bookmakers' favourite to be relegated that season, Grealish was able to keep Villa up by the skin of their teeth on the final matchday of the season.
The 2020/21 Premier League season was Jack Grealish's best season in his career. Despite being injured for a huge chunk of the season, he still registered 16 goals and assists for Villa. His 12 assists put him in fourth place in the Premier League's assist ranking.
Source: The Sun