Aston Villa transfer news gives Spurs boost in hunt for £40m midfielder

Date published: Tuesday 7th August 2018 12:00 - Joe Williams

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Tottenham’s path to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa before the transfer deadline has become a little clearer, according to reports.

Standard Sport claimed that Tottenham have an opening bid of £20million offer for 21-year-old and that they remain confident of wrapping up a deal before the summer transfer window closes.

Villa, however, are understood to be holding out for bigger fee after they received an injection of cash that has stopped them needing to sell their prized assets.

However, Football Insider claims that Aston Villa have won the race for Hibernian midfielder John McGinn and the midfielder will undergo a medical at Villa Park after the clubs agreed a fee.

That deal, plus Villa’s reported interest in Wigan man Nick Powell, leaves Tottenham free to sign Grealish if they can send Villa an offer that matches their valuation.

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The Villans will reportedly demand £40million for Grealish’s services after he produced a number of wonderful performances in the second half of last season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Villa boss Steve Bruce was upbeat on keeping Grealish but there still remains some doubt.

Bruce said: “He is not for sale, however, it is very difficult when we are competing against a team which is one of the big teams in Europe now, not just in this country, and has played in the Champions League.

“But the owner has made it pretty clear that he does not want to sell anybody and that includes Jack.”


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