Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has stated that he would not sell starlet Jack Grealish for £60 million, with the youngster full of potential.
The exciting attacking midfielder has come through the ranks at the Birmingham-based club and has started to make a real impact on first-team proceedings.
One of Grelaish’s most memorable performances came in last season’s FA Cup semi-final, where the young winger terrorised Liverpool and played his part in the Villa Park outfit progressing through to the competition final.
Ahead of Villa facing the Reds again today, Sherwood has talked Grealish’s potential up and made the outstanding claim that he would part with the star for £60 million.
“I wouldn’t want to sell Jack Grealish for £60million today put it that way,” Sherwood said when asked how much Grealish is worth, according to The Mirror.
“I know what he could possibly be. What looks expensive this year might not be expensive next year. That’s the way the game is going.
“He’s a great player is Jack, but he’s got to realise – I’ve been on at him every day – there is more to the game than just when you’re in possession.
“That Liverpool game was huge with a lot of expectancy and pressure, it didn’t faze him, he grew more.
“He is certainly a type of player we have seen at the very top level for the likes of Liverpool and in the past for Aston Villa, we have to recognise that.
“He’s not shop window job, he’s our player, and we couldn’t put a price on him. I certainly wouldn’t.”
Villa are in need of positive results after a dip in fortunes over recent weeks has seen the club stuck on four Premier League points for the last couple of weeks.
Sherwood’s men will not face their former charge Christian Benteke today, as the powerhouse forward is on the sidelines through injury.