Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has insisted that he wouldn’t be tempted to sell Jack Grealish for £60m if an offer came in today.
The 20-year-old scored his first goal for the club against Leicester City earlier this month, and it was undoubtedly a memorable strike for the youngster.
Nevertheless, Grealish has impressed in general since being given an opportunity in the first-team by Sherwood last season, and he has continued to play a part in the club’s progress since.
Although Villa have struggled after a good start to the season with an opening-day win over Bournemouth, Grealish has continued to catch the eye when in action and Sherwood doesn’t wish to lose his prized asset.
“I wouldn’t want to sell Jack Grealish for £60m today put it that way. I know what he could possibly be,” he told the media on Friday afternoon, as reported by Sky Sports.
On one hand, it seems nonsensical to suggest that a talented youngster who has played less than 20 games for the Villa first team would command such a fee.
In contrast, based on how today’s market operates with the likes of Raheem Sterling joining Manchester City reportedly for £49m according to the BBC, Sherwood evidently believes that the club has a special talent that will be worth much more in the years to come.
Grealish will likely continue to get opportunities at Villa Park this season, but with Sherwood’s men only picking up four points from their first six games, they will hope to improve their form sooner rather than later in order to avoid another relegation battle after narrowly avoiding the drop last year with a 17th-placed finish.