Aston Villa captain jack Grealish has signed a long-term five-year deal which will run till the summer of 2025, the club have announced.

Grealish has been on the wanting list of Manchester United and most recently Arsenal, but the forward has committed his future to Villa.

The 24-year old who enjoyed a stellar campaign last season got his reward when he had his first ever England call to the National team which he made his debut against Denmark in the Europe Nations league this month.

“I am delighted to make this commitment to Villa,” Grealish said. “It is my club, my home and I am very happy here.

“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.”

Grealish scored eight goals as he helped Villa survived relegation battle on final day of last season.

The club have strengthened the squad this term, having broke their transfer record to sign Brentford forward Watkins for £33m with deals for Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and former Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore set to be sealed.

Aston Villa kick off their premier league campaign on Monday as they face Sheffield United who lost their opening game to Wolves.

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