The former Liverpool frontman has switched to Villa Park after scoring 12 goals in 29 Premier League appearances last season.
Is Danny Ings better than Tammy Abraham?
Villa had also been linked with Abraham, who has become an outcast since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea’s head coach in January.
But Hatfield claims a return is not in the offing as Villa opted to sign Ings instead of Abraham.
He told TIF: “They probably looked at Ings and figured he might fit in the system a little bit better. He’s got a similar work rate to Ollie Watkins, is quick and clearly knows where the net is.
“He’s a little bit older than Tammy but they’re probably paying less for Ings.
“Ings was someone on the target list and they realised Grealish was on his way, so that was the time to pounce.”