Aston Villa's promotion dream ended on Saturday evening, as they lost 1-0 to Fulham in the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium.
Villa went to Wembley in the hope of returning to the Premier League having seen off Middlesbrough in the semi-finals, but ultimately came up short on the big stage.
Tom Cairney's first-half goal proved to be the winner for Fulham, who managed to hang on with 10 men late on as Denis Odoi was sent off for two yellow cards.
As Fulham celebrate promotion and begin planning for their Premier League return, Villa are left to wonder what might have been – and face up to a difficult summer.
With Financial Fair Play regulations looming large, some key players may have to be sold this summer to balance the books, and one player destined to attract huge attention is playmaker Jack Grealish.
The 22-year-old was Villa's stand-out performer on the day at Wembley, and enjoyed a fine season with three goals and six assists in 30 games during a fine campaign.
Grealish appears to have grown up thanks to the influence of veterans such as John Terry, Mile Jedinak, Glenn Whelan and Robert Snodgrass, and now looks to be fulfilling the potential he showed under Tim Sherwood.
Now, Premier League fans are looking for their clubs to sign Grealish, with Everton supporters taking to Twitter after Grealish's showing against Fulham to urge the Toffees to make a move for the playmaker this summer - but whether he is on Marcel Brands' radar remains to be seen...
Another season in the second tier for Villa.— Paul Downes (@CallmeDownsie) May 26, 2018
Anyone fancy a cheeky bid for Jack Grealish?#EFC
Grealish is pure quality, I'd have him me— $LENDERMAN (@EFCMatthew) May 26, 2018
I would definitely take Jack Grealish at Everton! #MOM for me— Michael Fox (@Foxmic15) May 26, 2018
Definitely wouldn’t mind Grealish at Everton— Dean Heron (@Deanoheron) May 26, 2018
Ryan yes defo. I would take grealish at Everton— HD (@daltshj) May 26, 2018