Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, according to the Times.
Grealish emerged as a priority transfer target for Spurs earlier in the summer. The Londoners were keen to take advantage of Villa’s financial troubles and sign the midfielder on the cheap.
There have been many twists and turns since then. Villa manager Steve Bruce revealed Grealish would have to be sold to keep the Championship club afloat, but new owners soon came in and invested money, which obviously changed the situation.
As a result, there were fears Tottenham would no longer be able to by Grealish on the cheap. But the Times are now reporting Spurs are closing in on sealing a deal for the 22-year-old.
The report claims the Londoners are in advanced talks with Villa to get the transfer over the line, with a £20 million bid currently on the table.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see that fee increase as the two clubs negotiate a final number, but all signs are pointing towards Tottenham completing their first summer signing in the near future.