Tottenham In Talks To Sign £30m Star As Pochettino Eyes 1st Summer Signing
Tottenham are in talks with Aston Villa over £30m-rated midfielder Jack Grealish as Mauricio Pochettino looks to land his first summer signing
The summer transfer window is in full swing and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Tottenham are in talks to sign Jack Grealish…
Tottenham are in talks with Aston Villa over £30m-rated midfielder Jack Grealish as Mauricio Pochettino looks to land his first summer signing, according to Sky Sports.
Pochettino has been extremely quiet in the transfer market so far having failed to secure any of his reported targets but the Spurs boss is keen to further strengthen his squad as he looks to turn the north Londoners in to genuine title contenders after finishing third in the Premier League last season.
A new midfielder is on the agenda as Mousa Dembele and Moussa Sissoko are being tipped to leave White Hart Lane over the coming weeks and Grealish has emerged as a prime target for Pochettino.
The 22-year-old has been with Villa his entire career having joined their youth ranks as a child and has developed in to a key player at Villa Park after playing a pivotal role in their promotion push last season.
However, after Villa lost out to Fulham in the play-off final, boss Steve Bruce admitted they would be forced to cash-in on Grealish due to the clubs financial difficulties that saw them on the brink of bankruptcy last month.
Bruce is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“We’re up against it, let’s be open and honest, we might have to make decisions that might not be easy, we have to generate some money,”
“Inevitably that is going to be player sales. There are going to be people that I do not want to sell – and the obvious one is Jack [Grealish] – but people will know that we have got financial problems and they’ll sit and wait, and wait, till Deadline Day possibly.
“I hope that doesn’t happen but we’ve got to batten down the hatches and wait for it.”
The situation has alerted Tottenham with widespread reports recently suggesting they are keen on Grealish and now Sky Sports claim Spurs are in talks with Villa about a potential deal for the midfielder.
The Mirror also claim that Tottenham are hoping to get a deal agreed before they leave for their pre-season tour this weekend but chairman Daniel Levy is determined to try and drive the price down.
Villa had initially valued Grealish at around £40m but Sky Sports suggest the figure could be nearer £30m while the Mirror says Spurs may be able to strike a deal even lower.
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We’ll have to wait and see how things progress over the coming days but it seems inevitable that Tottenham will get a deal agreed and I think Grealish will be an exciting addition to their squad.
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