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Captain Jack Grealish signs new long-term Aston Villa deal

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Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish signing a new contract to remain at the club until 2025.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish signing a new contract to remain at the club until 2025.

England international Jack Grealish on Tuesday ended speculation regarding his playing future by signing a new five-year deal to remain at the midlands club until 2025.

The 25-year-old had been continuously linked with a major move to Manchester United but saw that deal scuppered by the Red Devils signing of Dutch midfielder Donny van De Beek.

"I am delighted to make this commitment to Villa. It is my club, my home and I am very happy here," Grealish said.

"The owners have made it very clear to me how ambitious they are and how they want to build Aston Villa. There are exciting times ahead and I am very glad to be part of it."

Grealish is a boyhood Villa fan who joined the club as a local boy aged six and has developed into one of the country's finest players to becoming a full England international last week.

"We are determined to build a top team around him and are delighted that he is extending his contract and committing himself to the club he loves," CEO Christian Purslow said.

- Compiled by Baden Gillion

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