Tottenham’s stance on Jack Grealish transfer after Man United update
In the summer of 2018, it looked almost certain that Jack Grealish would swap Aston Villa for Tottenham.
It is understood that the move was extremely close, with the Villa talisman seemingly waving goodbye to the packed away end at Hull City.
“It was really close,” Grealish told the BBC last year. “I thought the Hull City game was going to be my last game but one thing led to another and I didn’t end up going.”
Fortunately for Villa, he would stay with his boyhood team, inspiring them to promotion from the Championship, before embarking on a stunning season in the top-flight.
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United in particular, have been heavily linked with a move for Grealish, with the latest claims stating their transfer approach will depend on the future of Paul Pogba.
“I’ve given my opinion plenty of times about how much of a mistake at the time it was for Spurs not to push harder to get Grealish before Villa’s new investors came in and how he could have given Pochettino a vital second option to Christian Eriksen when the team ran out of steam,” he said.
“It didn’t happen and if he’s not crazily priced by Villa then United and Spurs will both look at him but I’d be surprised if Tottenham bid again despite coming so close last time.
“There’s a new manager in charge since those days and Grealish might not fit the bill for Mourinho as he did for Pochettino, particularly with the new midfield arrivals in the past year, even if Tottenham do need to increase their homegrown numbers.”