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Aston Villa: Darren Bent believes £85m would be a fair valuation for Jack Grealish

Aston Villa: Darren Bent believes £85m would be a fair valuation for Jack Grealish - Aston Villa

Former Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has made a huge statement about Jack Grealish, who he thinks should be valued at around the £85m mark.

The 24-year-old midfielder has arguably had his best season in a Villa shirt, contributing a total of nine goals and eight assists in 2019/20. Despite his fine form, Dean Smith’s side find themselves 19th in the Premier League and involved in a relegation battle.

With Villa’s top flight status in the balance, links of a summer move for Grealish to Manchester United continue to arise. The Old Trafford club have been keen on making a move for the former England under-21 international and Bent has now entered the discussion as to how much Grealish is worth.

Speaking to Football Insider, Bent said: “Listen, Harry Maguire went for £85million, a world record fee, so you look at Jack Grealish and you’d have to say Jack Grealish has had a better season than Harry Maguire.”

Grealish is currently valued at £27.45m by Transfermarkt but Villa officials have recently said they are unwilling to let him go for anything less than £80m.

That figure could significantly drop if Villa are relegated just one season after gaining promotion back to the Premier League but, if they manage to avoid the drop, Grealish could see his value go higher and towards the elusive £100m mark.

Judging by his performances this season, it’s fair to argue that the English midfielder is up there with the best in the Premier League at the moment and, although Villa fans may not like to hear it, he probably deserves be playing regularly week-in-and-week-out for a Champions League side.

How much do you think Grealish is worth, Villa fans? Let us know in the comments section below…


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