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Grealish signs new five-year deal with Aston Villa

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Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has signed a new five-year contract, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.

The 23-year-old was a summer transfer target for Tottenham, who reportedly offered £25million to sign him, but Villa's new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens were adamant he was not for sale.

Grealish has been at Villa since the age of eight and his new deal ties him to Villa Park until 2023.

Villa chief executive Christian Purslow had made Grealish's future his priority and he told the club's official website: "Securing the long-term future of Jack, a player we believe will play a pivotal role in leading Aston Villa back to where it belongs, is fantastic news for everybody associated with our football club.

"He is a tremendous talent who has been with us since he was a child and naturally we are delighted that he has now committed the next five years of his career to Aston Villa."

Grealish, who had just over 18 months remaining on his existing deal, has yet to score in nine Championship appearances so far this season.

Midfielder Zambo Anguissa signs for Fulham from Marseille

ham have announced the signing of Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, for an undisclosed fee. Credit: PA

Fulham have announced the signing of Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League newcomers, subject to a work permit being granted.

The Cameroonian told Fulham's official website: "I am delighted to have signed for Fulham today. This is a new chapter in my career and one I'm really looking forward to."


Fulham sign Sevilla keeper Sergio Rico on season-long loan

Fulham have signed Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico on a season-long loan, the Premier League club have announced. Credit: PA

One-cap Spain international goalkeeper Sergio Rico was another addition on a busy deadline day for Fulham.

The 24-year-old moves to Craven Cottage on a season-long loan having made his LaLiga debut four years ago.

"I'm very happy, really pleased to have signed for the oldest club in the Premier League," he said.

"I'm excited to start training, to meet all my team-mates and, above all, to enjoy the season that starts this Saturday."

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