Report: Grealish will resist Spurs overtures to stay at Villa

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Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish rejected transfer offers last summer and it appears he’ll do so again after leading his boyhood club back into the Premier League.

Sky Sports says Grealish is prepared to resist the temptation to join a Champions League club and help Villa cement its status back in the top flight.

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Grealish, 23, helped Dean Smith’s Villa run up the table into the playoff places, where the Villans knocked off West Bromwich Albion and Derby County to seal a place in the Premier League after three years in the Championship.

Spurs bid nearly $32 million for Grealish last summer and were expected to be one of a handful of teams hoping to pry the English playmaker from Villa Park.

Grealish posted six goals and eight assists this season, including a pair of assists in the playoffs. His Twitter account certainly reads of a man who is happy in his shoes: