Dean Windass has alleged that Aston Villa may have already agreed to sell talisman Jack Grealish.
The attacking midfielder was England’s poster boy at Euro 2020 and played a key role as Gareth Southgate’s side reached the final.
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Windass believes Smith’s insistence to strengthen his midfield options may indicate there has been a secret agreement to allow Grealish to leave.
Speaking exclusively to TIF, Windass said: “They’re going in for players like Smith Rowe, so do they know something we don’t? Maybe the deal has already been done for Jack.
“They’ll have a lot of players on the list if they do lose Jack and will Dean Smith then have the money to spend if Jack does go?”