Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish has responded to reports linking him with a move away from Villa Park with Manchester United keen on the midfielder.
Grealish has been in good form for Villa though Dean Smith’s men remain in a relegation scrap in the Premier League.
This season, the 24-year-old has scored nine times and grabbed eight assists in 29 appearances in all competitions.
The good form has led to more speculation over his future, though Grealish himself is refusing to pay too much attention to it as the Premier League season enters the final months.
“Of course it’s nice,” Grealish said when asked about the ongoing speculation surrounding his future.
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"Who doesn’t like to be talked about in a nice way? But, to be honest, I try and take everything with a pinch of salt.
"I had it all five years ago when I broke through and I was getting talked about a lot.
“I was 19 years old, going online reading about myself and I couldn’t believe it.
"I was in the papers all the time and they were asking: ‘Is this the new big thing?’ Then just one thing goes wrong and it all comes down on you like a ton of bricks.
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"It is nice to read and nice to listen to, but I don’t let it get to me too much, because I know how quickly it can change."
Tottenham have also been linked with a move for Grealish however Smith believes Villa can keep hold of the star.
He said: "I've said many times, we've got two magnificent owners who want to be successful at this football club.
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"They've got an awful lot of money which they've collected through their hard work, their businesses and, if you want to be a successful team, you have to keep your best players.
"They will be working very hard to make sure our best players stop at this football club. And that's probably the best answer I can give."
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