Gary Lineker delivers verdict on Aston Villa's Jack Grealish

Gary Lineker attends the World Premiere of 'Make Us Dream' at The Curzon Soho on November 14, 2018 in London, England.

Dean Smith's Aston Villa side made it through to the play-off final last night.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match at Villa Park on September 18, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Gary Lineker has praised Jack Grealish’s performance for Aston Villa in the play-off semi final.

Villa overcame the challenge of West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns last night, as they progressed to the final.

Dean Smith’s side were beaten 1-0 on the night by the Baggies and taken all the way to penalties, but they eventually squeezed past their Midlands rivals.


Grealish was Villa’s main source of creativity, as always, throughout the match.

The 23-year-old also scored a penalty from the spot, as Villa won the shoot-out.

And Lineker was very impressed by Grealish’s display for Villa yesterday evening.

Grealish has already been linked with a move away from Villa, and they may have to earn promotion to stand any chance of keeping him.

The likes of Tottenham Hotspur have previously been very keen to take Grealish from Villa Park, according to the Daily Mirror.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during a training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on November 06, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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