Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore claims that Jack Grealish was “right” to reject Tottenham back in 2018 and has now vindicated that decision.
The Villa midfielder was named Man of the Match in England’s 3-0 friendly victory over Wales, days after bossing Liverpool with two goals and three assists in the 7-2 win over the champions.
There has been strong speculation once again that Grealish could be a target for both Spurs and Manchester United.
Indeed, the latter saw a £20million bid for the 25-year-old rejected back in the summer of 2018.
Grealish was reportedly ‘furious at being priced out of a move’ to Spurs at the time, but has gone from strength to strength since.
However, Collymore believes it was Grealish that rejected Tottenham and that it was the correct decision.
Collymore wrote in the Daily Mirror: “He made the right decision not moving when Spurs wanted him. He’d have just been in their squad at that point.
“Since then Jack has taken a step up and is a serious player.
“Well done for not taking that move, helping get Villa into the top flight. But he can play for any elite club now.”
Collymore blasts elite clubs
Collymore has also commented on the controversial ‘Project Big Picture’, and is not impressed with football’s big-hitters.
He added: “The Premier League’s elite clubs, led by Liverpool and Manchester United, are using the global pandemic to seize control of football.
“You’ve got an economic slowdown, folk losing their jobs and clubs banned from letting fans into their grounds, and football’s top dogs have decided to make their move.
“They are offering incentives to the lower reaches, to install themselves as the unopposed rulers of the game, cementing a status as the unopposed aristocracy.
“I find it is insulting, insensitive and it makes a mockery of a semblance of solidarity from top to bottom.
“I am disgusted that they think they can get all the power and the vetoes to run the Premier League, by bunging the desperate club’s below some much-needed cash. Anger can’t express what I feel.”