Report: Jack Grealish's possible summer departure from Aston Villa hinges on Garde's future

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish could leave Aston Villa this summer - but his future may hinge on Remi Garde.

According to The Telegraph, the future of Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish is likely to hinge on the situation surrounding manager Remi Garde.

Grealish, 20, was born in nearby Solihull, and joined Villa - his boyhood club - at the age of just six, making his way up through the ranks at Villa Park.

After a fruitful loan spell with Notts County during the 2013/14 season, Grealish became an important figure for Tim Sherwood as Villa avoided relegation in 2015, with playmaker Grealish dazzling with his skill and vision.

This was supposed to be a huge campaign for Grealish, who switched his international allegiance to England earlier in the season - but it's been a wasted term for the youngster.

With just four Premier League appearances since Remi Garde took charge of the club back in November, Grealish has fallen out of favour under the Frenchman, with allegations surrounding his off-field behaviour meaning he was banished to the club's reserves, as reported by The Telegraph.

Still a precocious talent, Grealish is bound to attract interest as one for the future - and The Telegraph report that Grealish could be one of many players to leave Villa this summer, once their relegation to the Championship is confirmed, despite his love for the club.

However, it's claimed that, due to his frosty relationship with Garde, his future could rest on the situation of the Villa boss. Garde could leave the club this summer having so far failed to drag the club away from danger, which could lead Grealish to staying at Villa Park and attempting to guide the club back to the top flight.

Yet, if Garde stays, Grealish may seek pastures new, and there are no doubt a host of Premier League clubs willing to take a gamble on him and hope that he reaches his huge potential.

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