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Profit Players: Why Aston Villa should be holding out for over £50m Grealish sale

Profit Players: Why Aston Villa should be holding out for over £50m Grealish sale - Aston Villa

This article forms part of our Profit Players feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how well a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how good of a deal the club managed to achieve.

For many Aston Villa fans, the potential sale of Jack Grealish is one that will hurt. Having developed through the club’s academy sides into the first team, now captain, the tricky midfielder has become one of England’s most promising players and the Premier League’s most consistent.

Of course, Villa find themselves at present, in a relegation battle, sitting 19th in the Premier League table, so focus, albeit for now, is on their safety.

However, the lingering interest in Grealish from both Manchester United and Everton continues to sit in the background.

Both United and the Toffees have been linked with a summer move for the former England U21 international and who can blame them.

Grealish has been in excellent form this season, contributing with seven goals and six assists in the Premier League, enhancing the reputation he gained during Villa’s previous seasons in the Championship.

With such interest coming in, and the expectancy amongst fans that he will be sold this summer, just how much should Villa demand?

Currently valued at £27.45m by Transfermarkt, Grealish is expected to be sold for a figure much higher than that and rightfully so.

Of course, if Villa get relegated, interested clubs like United could be entitled to use that as leverage to drop any potential asking price set on Grealish’s head, but officials from the Claret and Blue side should hold their ground.

Grealish is arguably the BEST player Villa have had at the club for a very long time, and why shouldn’t they cash in on him.

His value set by Transfermarkt, who take into account numerous footballing statistics and data, is considerably low for a potential England international and let us be real for a minute, what does £27.45m buy you in today’s market.

Should Villa stay in the Premier League, Dean Smith will need a lot more than that figure to improve his squad.

The Sun reported that Villa would want £60m for the player, and that is a deal seems more acceptable from their point of view, allowing them to rebuild, and potentially appease unhappy fans, who will undoubtedly be disappointed to see an icon at the club, leave.

Villa fans, how much is Jack Grealish worth? Let us know your thoughts below…

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