John McGinn reacts to Jack Grealish’s Aston Villa exit

Jack Grealish completed a big-money move to Manchester City last night

His former Aston Villa teammate John McGinn posted a message on social media, praising Grealish and wishing him well for the future.

The 25-year-old was undoubtedly Villa’s best player over the last few seasons, and his exit could be a big blow to their hopes of challenging for the top six this term.

Grealish has signed a six-year contract with the Premier League champions and is expected to earn around £115 million during that time.

City are reportedly paying around £100 million for Grealish, which gives Villa a healthy transfer kitty to work with this summer.

The Midlands outfit have already strengthened their squad with some exciting attacking signings and must look to improve their midfield options before the window closes.

Danny Ings, Leon Bailey and Emiliano Buendia should improve them immensely in the final third. However, the new signings may need some time to settle in.

They desperately need a creative central midfielder to support McGinn and Douglas Luiz next season.

Villa have been linked with Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse, while Norwich City star Todd Cantwell is also on their radar.

Read: How Aston Villa fans reacted to 29-year-old’s signing.