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Aston Villa starlet, Jack Grealish, has snubbed a move to Premier League giants, Chelsea, by penning a new four year deal at Villa Park.
The 19-year-old midfielder, who has made four Premier League appearances this season from the substitute bench, had been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea in the Summer, after impressing in reserve matches, but he has rubbished those reports by signing a new contract in the Midlands.
Grealish, who has been a Villa fan since his childhood, has spoken out about his delight at signing a new deal at the club, and he has insisted that he cannot wait to fully break into the club’s first-team.
“It’s a dream come true to commit my future to my boyhood club,” Grealish told the club’s official website.
“I’ve grown up supporting the club – in fact, I’ve had a season ticket at Villa since I was four-years-old and came to every game – so this is a big thing for me and my family.
“All of my family are Villa fans and my dad has been there from the start, all through my career he’s followed me and he hasn’t missed a Villa game this season.
“This has always been a club that plays a big role in the community, it has a family feel to it and I’m proud to be part of that now. This feels like home to me.”
As well as Grealish, Villa boss, Paul Lambert, has also voiced his pleasure at the new contract.
“There’s always an excitement around a young player who comes through the Academy, but the thing is the potential we have signed in Jack Grealish is great for everyone connected with Villa,” Lambert added.
“He has a long way to go in the game but the potential that’s in him, we believe, means we could have a really good player in the years to come.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles