Dean Smith: Aston Villa will not sell John McGinn and Jack Grealish in January

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has warned nightclubs to forget about attempting to sign John McGinn and Jack Grealish if the January transfer window opens.
While McGinn put pencil to tie him into Villa till 2024 both players have contracts at the club, together with skipper Grealish signing a agreement last September through to 2023.
Their impressive form this season has seen them attract significant attention, however a rebellious Smith said:There has been a lot of speculation about lots of our players.
But we have two owners that wish to build a soccer club, challenging at front half of the table, along with top six in a few years time.
To do this you have to keep your best players and Ive no doubts in my head the owners might want to maintain those players.
Grealish yields to skipper the side against Newcastle on Monday Night Football following a four-week lay-off having a calf injury, while McGinn heads into the match following a great week on international duty with Scotland, scoring three goals in just two games at the Euro 2020 qualifying wins within Cyprus and Kazakhstan.
Smith said:Hopefully John will go and find a few for us today hes hit the goal trail. He explained to me,In case you have to throw me up front you can do.
Newcastle manager and former Villa manager Steve Bruce claimed McGinn was now performingat Man United level such have been his high standards .
Smith, who credits Bruce fora fantastic purchase because McGinn price approximately #2.75m when he joined Villa out of Hibernian last August, feels theres still room to increase.
Hes improving every game he plays, he said. He works hard in practice, hes scoring goals at international level also, so that he just needs to continue with that improvement.
I have no doubt he will because he has a terrific head on his shoulders. Hes a smart boy, but on top of that he is a great lad in the dressing room.
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