Grealish started the FA Cup semi-final win against Liverpool yesterday and excelled with a superb performance, which left his manager purring over his ability after the game.
“He’s (Jack Grealish) the heartbeat really. He knows every turnstile in the ground at Villa Park. He’s going to be worth a lot of money to this football club,” said Sherwood.
Sherwood deserves credit for having the guts to throw the midfielder into a high pressure and intense situation.
He’s given his Aston Villa squad a new wave of belief and that’s significant because it encourages players like Grealish to play with freedom and not to fear making mistakes in big games.
There are some clubs in good financial positions who have made a habit in the past out of investing big in younger players.
Grealish ticks all of the boxes in terms of what those clubs would be looking for; he’s young, he’s good on the ball, he’s quick and he passes the ball effectively.
Some teams may need further convincing before moving him and it’s important the club protect him and look to improve his contract further in the future, which currently expires in 2018 according to transfermarkt.