He’s young, he’s versatile, he’s only going to improve and he’s a homegrown player. Spurs should do the deal quickly
While an unlikely trio of goalscorers ensured Aston Villa began their Championship campaign with a win at Hull on Monday night, much of the attention was on Jack Grealish. The 22-year-old has been linked with a move away from Villa since they lost the Championship play-off final to Fulham in May, with Tottenham expected to make a last-gasp attempt to sign the young midfielder before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday.
The waiting game has not paid off for Spurs and Daniel Levy, who may have to pay top dollar for Grealish. Tottenham could have exploited Villa’s precarious financial position and bagged themselves a bargain a few weeks ago, when Tony Xia was under pressure to raise funds. However, investment has since arrived from new majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, scuppering Tottenham’s cut-costing plan.