Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has vowed that the club’s owners will do everything they can to keep hold of captain Jack Grealish this summer.
Grealish has spearheaded his boyhood club’s survival charge this term and could be crucial in Villa avoiding the drop.
His performances have been excellent this season and there’s no surprise that he has been linked with a big move. The 24-year-old is currently battling for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for this summer’s European Championships.
And according to a report in Manchester Evening News this week, Grealish is keen on a move to Old Trafford amid serious interest from Manchester United.
But Dean Smith refused to give anything away on his star man’s future, instead pointing out how hard the club will work to keep him.
“We’ve got two magnificent owners who want this club to be successful,” Smith said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“They have got an awful lot of money which they’ve earned through their hard work in their businesses.
“They know that if you want to be a successful team you have to keep your best players. They will be working very hard to make sure our best players stop at this football club.
“That’s the best answer I can give about Jack.”
In reality, if Grealish has much bigger ambitions such as playing in European competition, then he will have to seek a move elsewhere.
A versatile attacking player, Grealish could be an ideal addition for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad next season.
He can play in the inside left channel, or in a traditional number 10 role behind a striker and could compliment Bruno Fernandes well in midfield.