Tottenham Table £25m Bid As Pochettino Closes-In On 1st Summer Signing
Tottenham have tested Aston Villa’s resolve with a £25m offer for Jack Grealish as Mauricio Pochettino closes-in on his first summer signing
The summer transfer window is drawing to a close and managers are working hard to secure last minute deals so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Tottenham have bid for Jack Grealish…
Tottenham Hotspur have tested Aston Villa’s resolve with an opening £25m offer for Jack Grealish as Mauricio Pochettino closes-in on his first summer signing, according to the Telegraph.
Pochettino has endured a frustrating summer so far as chairman Daniel Levy has failed to land any of his top transfer targets but Tottenham are expected to be extremely active during the closing stages of the window as they look to strengthen before Thursday’s deadline.
Grealish has been touted as a prime target in recent weeks with widespread reports suggesting that Tottenham are hoping to lure the attacking midfielder to north London after Aston Villa missed out on promotion to the Premier League last season.
The 22-year-old came through the youth system at Villa Park before breaking in to the first team set-up and he played a key role in helping Steve Bruce’s side reach the Championship play-off final before they narrowly lost to Fulham at Wembley.
That defeat could prove costly as Grealish is ready to leave his boyhood club in order to fulfill his dream of playing in the Champions League and the Telegraph claim Tottenham have now formalised their interest with an opening £25m offer.
However, it remains to be seen whether that will be enough to persuade Villa’s new billionaire owners to cash-in as they no longer need the money and £25m seems cheap when you consider some of the transfer fees being paid this summer.
Villa manager Bruce insisted on Tuesday night that the owners don’t want Grealish to leave but they understand the midfielder wants to play in the Champions League. He’s quoted as saying by the Telegraph:
“The owners have publicly stated that they don’t want him to leave. But there’s a human element within that, which we all understand There’s a chance of Champions League football for him. I don’t want him to go but we’ll just have to see what happens. It’s going to be a long three days.”
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming hours but it seems inevitable that Tottenham will get a deal agreed to sign Grealish and he will be an exciting addition to their squad.
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