Aston Villa’s valuation of Jack Grealish may be higher than £100m, that is according to Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield.
The Villa captain is currently the subject of heavy interest from Manchester City and is likely to cost the Premier League champions a lot of money this summer if his boyhood club do decide to sell him.
According to talkSPORT, City could be looking at £100m as they close in on a deal for Grealish.
A deal may not be that far down the line, however, with other reports claiming that the 25-year-old could yet sign a new contract at Villa, while Hatfield has suggested £100m may not even be enough to get him out of Villa Park in the first place.
“£100m is obviously a lot to turn down, but I think Villa do rate him that highly if not a little bit higher than that,” the Aston Villa journalist told FFC.
“He’s only just signed a new deal, he’s blossoming for England and every good performance he puts in for the Three Lions now probably ups his price tag.
“Villa are doing their utmost to keep hold of him.”
£100m is a lot of money, but it is not hard to see why Villa value Grealish so highly.
Without European football, it is probably going to be hard to attract an adequate replacement for the England international, who provided the most Premier League assists in his side last season.