Manchester United Reportedly Eye Aston Villa's Jack Grealish as Long-Term Option

May 29, 2018, 02:24
Manchester United Reportedly Eye Aston Villa's Jack Grealish as Long-Term Option

Aston Villa threw everything at Slavisa Jokanovic's side to try and get back into the game.

Fulham were last in the Premier League in 2013-14 where they were relegated alongside Norwich and Cardiff.

The Villans failed to turn up for much of the first half and found themselves behind when the midfield ace netted from Ryan Sessegnon's cross inside the first 25 minutes.

Despite being under pressure throughout the second half, Tom Cairney's first-half finish proved enough for their often-promising season to end in glory.

Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon, meanwhile, said: "It's been a fantastic season for me and the team".

The average age of Fulham's side was just over 25 while man-for-man, Villa were five years older than their counterparts.

"One important improvement is now finished, and now we must show ambition to be a Premier League team".

In the second-half, moments after nearly bringing Villa level with a moment of individual magic, it appeared as though he let his frustrations get the better of him.

There are also Chelsea duo Tomas Kalas and Lucas Piazon, who have been on loan at Fulham for two seasons, making more than 120 appearances between them in that time, while Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo and Brighton's Oliver Norwood have made telling contributions this past campaign.

Four minutes later, they were reduced to 10 men after Denis Odoi went in hard on Grealish, giving the man in the middle no choice but to show a second yellow card and subsequent red.

In a clear message to Fulham owner Shahid Khan, Jokanovic called for a spending spree as the west London club celebrate the estimated £160 million windfall from increased revenues on offer in the Premier League. It is stunning how one goal from a 27-year old Scotsman could earn a team over $125 million for next season.

Terry, whose contract will officially expire at the start of next month, has been tipped to see out his career in the United States or take up a player-coach role elsewhere.

"I hope it can get over the line because he's a very good player who can help us".

After winning promotion at Wembley and Fulham heading to the top tier, Mitro was asked about his own future.