Chelsea’s London rivals Tottenham have launched a £15 million bid for Aston Villa Jack Grealish.
Twitter: BREAKING: Sky sources: @SpursOfficial have offered £15million for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish. #SSN https://t.co/iP7TebrwP8 (@SkySportsNews)
Given Aston Villa’s failure to gain promotion back to the Premier League, and their subsequent financial issues, it is widely accepted that Grealish will be leaving this summer.
However, Villa have apparently put a £40 million asking price on the 22-year-old, so Spurs’ offer falls way short of that valuation.
There is no word if Villa have responded to the offer as of yet, but it seems likely that they’ll reject it and ask for a bid which comes closer to their valuation.
There are reportedly a number of clubs interested in the England U21 international so there shouldn’t be any need to accept the offer, although the club’s financial worries could dictate otherwise.
Chelsea were said to have offered Aston Villa £30 million and the option to loan the player back for another season, which raises yet more questions about Spurs’ bid.