Jack Grealish signs five-year Aston Villa deal amid Man Utd transfer interest and says 'it's my club.. I'm happy here'
JACK GREALISH has confirmed he has signed a huge new five-year deal with Aston Villa.
The England midfielder, 25, was a Manchester United transfer target this summer.
But the skipper has committed his future to Villa and said: "It's my club. I'm happy here."
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Grealish has been with his hometown club since he was eight and made his debut at the end of the 2013/14 season.
He has stayed through the club through relegation and was pivotal in their final-day-of-the-season survival last term.
Grealish added: "The owners have made it very clear to me how ambitious they are and how they want to build Aston Villa.
"There are exciting times ahead and I am very glad to be part of it."
The announcement of Grealish's deal went viral almost instantly and Villa's website crashed with the rush of people to the page.
Grealish was reported to have held talks with United over a £75million summer move.
And they were even willing to offer Sergio Romero as part of the deal.
Old Trafford chiefs looked to pounce while Grealish – who SunSport told you had been offered a new £110,000-a-week deal – had three years left to run on his old £65,000-a-week contract at Villa Park.
The playmaker was said to be open to a move because he dreamed of playing Champions League football.
But Grealish, who last season created more chances in the Premier League than any other English player, has proved home is where the heart is.
It is another transfer blow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose move for Jadon Sancho has seemingly hit a brick wall.
Dortmund are adamant they will not sell Grealish's England team-mate for less than £108m.
SunSport told you United are now open to taking Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale on loan.
Bale, 31, has two years left on his current £650,000-a-week Real Madrid contract.
He would have to take a wage cut with United and Real may even have to pay part of it.
Real could demand an upfront transfer fee of £18.5million rather than a loan.
But United are now seriously looking into all options.
The news has left Sancho sweating as he was convinced his switch from Borussia Dortmund to Old Trafford would go through this summer or in the New Year window.
United had agreed personal terms with the England international.
They have also recently resolved the issue of the agents cut of the deal which had been a major stumbling block.
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