Villa boss Smith admitted after his side’s draw against the Hammers that he could not offer much insight into what will happen next after Grealish and co. survived the threat of relegation, but insists talks between the club and the player’s representatives will commence in the coming weeks.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Smith said: “I said to him he would come to the party and score a goal today. He has been getting better and better.
“He had a slow start, coming back after the lockdown and Project Restart. He has come good when he needed to.”
Asked about Grealish’s future, the Villans manager continued: “I’ve no idea.
“That will all be sorted over the next week, two weeks, month or whatever it is.
“Tonight we’re going to enjoy a magnificent achievement. It feels better than getting up through the play-offs last year if I’m honest.
“We’ll have a few drinks and celebrate.”