Aston Villa could still lose Jack Grealish in January after inserting a moderate exit clause in his new deal, while Man Utd are preparing to lose a defender to a European side, according to Saturday’s newspapers.
TOTTENHAM PONDER JANUARY MOVE FOR GREALISH
Aston Villa star Jack Grealish is on the brink of signing a new contract to keep him at the club, according to reports.
The 22-year-old saw a summer move to Tottenham collapse after the two clubs failed to agree a deal and the homegrown star is now set to sign a new-and-improved deal, reports The Sun. Tellingly, that new deal will contain a £30m buyout clause, meaning a move to north London could yet materialise in January.
It’s thought Grealish has asked for the clause in his new deal to not be set too high in order to tempt a Premier League club to consider a move in January.
And it’s reported Spurs will continue to monitor the young midfielder’s progress and could yet meet his buy-out clause when the transfer window re-opens.
Mauricio Pochettino didn’t appear too concerned about his lack of signings when questioned on Thursday, but may look to readdress the situation in January.
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