Aston Villa set deadline to decide Grealish future

According to Sky Sports News, Aston Villa will make a decision on the future of in-demand midfielder Jack Grealish during a club meeting on Tuesday.

What’s the story?

It is understood that head coach Steve Bruce will receive details of his transfer and indeed wage budget on Tuesday as Villa’s off-the-field problems gather pace.

According to Sky Sports News, the meeting will deal with the club’s financial issues, which will include the futures of the likes of Grealish and James Chester.

Grealish has been strongly linked with a move away from Villa Park in recent weeks, with a number of Premier League clubs believed to be interested in the attacking midfielder.

It had been thought that Villa were valuing Grealish between £30m and £40m, although the club’s perilous financial state will surely impact on their ability to hold out for a high fee.

What value would be fair for Grealish?

To be honest, it is extremely unlikely that Villa will be able to sell Grealish for £40m this summer, and the Championship club must be very careful when it comes to the future of the 22-year-old.

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According to transfermarkt.co.uk, Grealish has a transfer value of £4.5m, although it would be fair to start around the £20m-mark when considering the Englishman’s talent.

What Villa must not do is leave themselves in a position where they have no Premier League interest due to their high demands, and a player who does not want to turn out for the club.

Grealish only scored three Championship goals for Villa last term, whilst he has netted just nine times in over 100 first-team appearances for his English club.

There is absolutely no question that Grealish is a talented footballer, but he is not a £40m player – even in the current market – and Villa need to be extremely careful with their valuation.

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