Any potential Jack Grealish deal this summer will be on Aston Villa’s terms, says Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield.
According to Football Insider, the Villa captain’s “head has been turned” by Manchester City as they prepare to launch a £90m bid.
It could see Grealish really push for a move, though it is hard to imagine the 25-year-old attacking midfielder going as far as to hand in a transfer request at his boyhood club.
Hatfield, however, has warned that Villa will not be rolled over and will only do a deal on their terms.
“I think the club are accepting that if he wants to go and the money is right, then they’ll consider it,” the Aston Villa journalist told FFC. “But it will be on their terms, because he’s still got four years of a deal to run.”
Indeed, Villa are certainly in a strong position here after Grealish signed a new five-year contract last September.
So while the England international may want to move on to pastures new this summer, there is certainly no guarantee of that happening.
As for incomings, Villa look set to miss out on Arsenal attacker Emile Smith Rowe, with Mikel Arteta recently confirming that the youngster will be staying at the Emirates.