Aston Villa Act With Long-term Vision to Safeguard Short-term

After much speculation over his future in the summer, Jack Grealish has penned a new five-year deal with Aston Villa to potentially see him at Villa Park until 2023.

The 23-year-old will have no doubt benefited from the summer interest from Spurs to up his wages in the new deal (the Daily Telegraph reckons they have doubled to £40k-a-week), while Villa have safeguarded their financial interests in a player they have helped developed from the age of eight-years-old.

There will be not doubt several clauses in the contract related to Villa’s situation at the end of this season, with promotion pretty much a must to retain the player’s services for next season.

Obviously, his wages will go up if Villa are promoted, while they’ll be some kind of release clause amount, if Villa once again fail in their bid for promotion (lets hope it’s more than Fabian Delph’s).

MOMS is pleased that Villa have at least potentially safeguarded losing the player on the cheap, although he will have to impress and develop further this season not for his market value to drop.

While some fans seemed happy to sacrifice Grealish in the summer to help cover Tony Xia’s financial failures, as MOMS always maintained, Villa’s short-term hopes and long-term planning were greatly aided by the club holding on to Grealish.

Regarding the player’s new contract, Aston Villa’s new CEO, Christian Purslow, said: “Securing the long-term future of Jack, a player we believe will play a pivotal role in leading Aston Villa back to where it belongs, is fantastic news for everybody associated with our football club.

“He is a tremendous talent who has been with us since he was a child and naturally we are delighted that he has now committed the next five years of his career to Aston Villa.”


Villa’s New CEO and Bruce’s fate discussed in detail below:


  1. If we don’t get promotion and that is now looking a long shot we will get a substantial points deduction next season and we will be in the lower leagues for years to come, all down to pathetic management and shocking team selection, Jedinak is no CB and Bruce is no manager.
    What are the new owners thinking about with a new manager now we might still have a chance yes an outside chance but it will very soo be too late, especially if we loose again on Friday. Sorry but don’t understand what’s going on.

  2. Who can we sell to avoid huge fines and at least 12 points deduction for next season? From what I read we could even get points deduction this season. That could be a good thing unless it gets us relegated. I can’t see it having any other effect not if Bruce is still here. Come on owners. Bruce has already cost us his pay off getting another winger in £3.5 m is what Bolassie is costing us this season. A far better investment was pay Bruce off. I honestly think we’d be better off without a manager than Bruce. Put McDonald in charge. He wins things and I’m sure he can do what Bruce can’t. Make a football team from 40 good players.

    • Totally agree, as ludicrous as it sounds we would be better off with no manager.

      All he seems to do is pick a match-day team, a job he manages to make a mess of to the extent that it seems like he is actually trolling the fans, and asks them to give it a go (One of the most cringe-worthy Bruce quotes).

      No plan or ideas. Tactics??? Doesn’t believe in them unfortunately (The MOST cringe-worthy Bruce quote)

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