By Noel Whelan

26th Jul, 2021 | 8:00pm

Grealish could now snub Man City and stay at Aston Villa after 'huge' newspaper reveal - Whelan

Aston Villa may be able to persuade Jack Grealish into staying at the club with the offer of a new contract worth £200,000-a-week.

That is the view of former Leeds and Middlesbrough striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest reported development in the future of the 25-year-old.

According to The Sun (July 24th), Villa are planning to offer a club-record £200,000-a-week to Grealish in a bid to convince him to snub a move to Man City.

Pep Guardiola’s side have made the attacking midfielder one of their top targets in this transfer window, along with England captain Harry Kane.

Grealish still has four years remaining on his current contract at Villa Park.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Grealish’s future, Whelan said: “It is one or the other for Aston Villa.

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“They either need to break the bank and offering him big wages to show how important he is to the club or cash in on him.

“They have made some great signings already this summer. They are getting their work done early and it’s a sign of how well run Villa are right now. A lot of quality players are coming through the door early.

“If they could also tie down their talisman in Jack Grealish, it would be huge. To lose him would be a massive blow to the whole club, and it would also be massive if he signs the new deal.

“Money talks at the end of the day and maybe that will be enough to persuade him into staying.”

In other news, pundit predicts ‘exceptional’ Aston Villa centre-midfielder to complete exit after Athletic news.