Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN McLOUGH­LIN

AS­TON VILLA won­der kid Jack Gre­al­ish has snubbed Chelsea and com­mit­ted his fu­ture to the Mid­lands club.

The 19-year-old mid­fielder has agreed a new four-year deal to end spec­u­la­tion over his fu­ture.

Chelsea had led a string of top clubs keen on Gre­al­ish, who has bro­ken into Villa’s first-team squad this sea­son.

But the highly-rated young­ster (above) has opted to stay loyal to Villa, hav­ing come through the ranks. It’s another boost for the club after boss Paul Lam­bert – as well as Gabby Ag­bon­la­hor and Alan Hut­ton – all penned new deals.

Lam­bert will turn his at­ten­tion to sort­ing out deals for Fabian Delph and skip­per Ron Vlaar.

Gre­al­ish must now de­cide whether to com­mit his in­ter­na­tional fu­ture to Eng­land or Ire­land after pulling out of an Un­der-21 clash for the Repub­lic.

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