Tottenham ‘clear frontrunners’ to sign £30m-rated midfielder

Tottenham ‘clear frontrunners’ to sign £30m-rated midfielder

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Tottenham's Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on during a training session at Allianz Stadium in Turin on February 12, 2018 on the eve of their UEFA Champions League football match against Juventus. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tottenham are leading the race to sign Aston Villa Jack Grealish but the clubs are still some way apart on a transfer fee, according to the Mail.

Grealish emerged as a priority target for Spurs last month, but talk of a potential deal has gone quiet in recent weeks.

That was until Mail journalist Laurie Whitwell wrote the Tweet below, suggesting Tottenham are set to sign Grealish for as little as £20 million.

However, Whitwell’s subsequent report claims Villa are still holding out for £30 million.

The Championship club appear to be in a bit of a mess at the moment – the Mail’s story claims they need to raise £40 million because of cash-flow problems involving the owner.

A number of Villa’s executive staff members have been laid off, so the chances of any deals being done – in or out – are likely to be slim at the moment.

However, the Mail claims Spurs are willing to wait until nearer the end of the transfer window to get a deal for Grealish over the line.

That sounds very much like a Daniel Levy-style transfer to me.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry I clicked on the headline. It happens when you call a 5M rated player a 30M rated player.
    Grealish has done well in the Championship. He may be a developable prospect. Nobody is going to pay anywhere near 30M for him.

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