Tottenham are leading the race to sign Aston Villa star Jack Grealish after the midfielder was convinced to leave the Championship club by former England captain John Terry, according to the Mirror.
Grealish has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs ever since Mauricio Pochettino allegedly identified the 22-year-old as a priority transfer target – some reports have gone as far to say an offer has already been made.
The Mirror claims Tottenham are yet to lodge a bid, but Grealish expects them to make an approach this summer and could sign a five-year contract with the Londoners.
What’s more, Grealish is believed to now have his heart set on a move away from Villa Park after his former teammate Terry – who spent last season with the Villains – urged him to make the most of his top-flight potential and challenge for a place in the England squad.
As a result, Grealish is expected to depart his boyhood club in the coming weeks, but Spurs could face competition from the likes of West Ham United. Villa apparently hope the amount of interest in Grealish will provoke a bidding war.
There isn’t likely to be another developement until Tottenham, or another club, make an official move.