Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is plotting a cheeky £15million bid for playmaker Jack Grealish and feels they can capitalise on Aston Villa’s financial crisis to secure a bargain deal, according to a report.
The Daily Telegraph claims that Championship outfit Villa have set a £40million price tag on his head and won’t sell the attacking midfielder on the cheap.
However, it is understood that Spurs feel they can make the most of Villa’s financial misfortunes by trying to wrap up a cut-price £15million raid.
The report details that manager Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of English maestro Grealish and feels he can follow a similar path to Dele Alli.
Football Insider verdict:
It would be a really cheeky £15million offer for Spurs to make for Grealish, but trying to land him as cheap as possible makes sense. He has dazzled in the Championship this season for Villa and appears to be in the right mould for Argentinian boss Pochettino. However, a near-£40million price tag is ludicrous and Spurs are very right to go nowhere near that. A move to a Premier League giant next season is likely to be too big a step up for Grealish, which is why signing him and perhaps sending him out on loan for another year could be a good tactic to pursue. Grealish definitely has the technical ability to be a top player in the Premier League and current Villa boss Steve Bruce has managed to iron out behavioural problems from his game. Levy is known for being a tough transfer negotiator and picking up a player for less than half of his price tag would have to go down as one of his finest deals.
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