At one point, it looked pretty much certain that Jack Grealish would be joining Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.
However, Aston Villa managed to keep hold of the midfielder, who many regard as the biggest star in the second tier of English football.
Grealish has been involved in both of Villa’s games at the start of the 2018-19 Championship campaign – impressing against Hull City on August 6 before inspiring his team to a 3-2 success over Wigan Athletic at the weekend.
Villa are two from two in the Championship this season, and there is no question that keeping Grealish was huge in terms of their chances of challenging for promotion.
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Grealish’s statistics from the Wigan match were posted over the weekend, and the Villa fans were on hand to hail the 5ft 9in ace’s performance.
The 22-year-old might well move on from Villa in January or at the end of the season, but there is no question that he will give everything whilst he is at the club.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Villa supporters can be seen below:
Him and John McGinn were class yesterday
— Nathan Cole (@clinical_kodjia) August 12, 2018
You forgot to out fouled most times
— Steve (@VillanK7R) August 12, 2018
— Richard Allsopp (@Allsopp8Allsopp) August 12, 2018
One word AWESOME x
— Tanya Clarke (@TanyaClarke75) August 12, 2018
One word ‘Class’
— Scott Ward (@scottward100) August 12, 2018
He is one of our own.
— Terry Gibson (@terrygibson59) August 13, 2018
That’s why we love him
— Sid (@Sid49150281) August 12, 2018
Pure class and quality. So chuffed he stayed.
— Crill (@crillock) August 12, 2018