Tim Sherwood claims he wouldn't even take £60m for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish

Tim Sherwood claims he wouldn't sell Aston Villa star Jack Grealish - even for £60m.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has told the Daily Mirror that he wouldn't even consider a bid of £60m for midfielder Jack Grealish.

Sherwood just lost two of his star players in Fabian Delph and Christian Benteke, with the duo joining Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

And the Villa manager must also be aware that there will be interest in playmaker Grealish, if he continues to produce excellent performances at Villa Park.

Grealish, 20, has come up through the ranks at Villa having been on the books since the age of just six, and is now considered to be an important first team player under Sherwood.

The introduction of Grealish against Birmingham City on Tuesday helped Villa claim a 1-0 win the Capital One Cup, and he is now expected to keep his place in the side for the trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool today.

He may not have decided his international future yet, with England and Ireland both desperate to have Grealish in their ranks, but Sherwood is keen to keep Grealish at Villa for as long as possible - and has now told the Daily Mirror that he wouldn't even accept £60m for Grealish.

"I wouldn’t want to sell Jack Grealish for £60million today put it that way," said Sherwood. "I know what he could possibly be. What looks expensive this year might not be expensive next year. That’s the way the game is going. He’s a great player is Jack, but he’s got to realise – I’ve been on at him every day – there is more to the game than just when you’re in possession."

"He is certainly a type of player we have seen at the very top level for the likes of Liverpool and in the past for Aston Villa, we have to recognise that. He’s not shop window job, he’s our player, and we couldn’t put a price on him. I certainly wouldn't," he added.

Grealish has a huge future ahead of him, and will seemingly become increasingly important for Villa as he continues to develop - and with the way transfer fees are heading in the Premier League right now, we may not be so far away from a huge offer, such as £60m, being submitted for Grealish, such is his potential.

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