According to the Telegraph Daniel Levy is set to test crisis club Aston Villa’s resolve by bidding for Jack Grealish at well below the £40 million asking price for the midfielder.
The article says that Mauricio Pochettino has identified Grealish as a prime summer target and he wants to move quickly to take advantage of Villa’s money problems as the Championship club will have to cash in on Grealish this summer after failure to win promotion to the Premier League left them in a financial mess.
The article adds that Levy will believe he can get Grealish for as little as £15m, despite Villa’s attempts to stress they will not sell their prized asset on the cheap and that could make negotiations strained, however Levy will know that Villa are not in a strong position following threat of administration.
The article goes on to say Pochettino thinks he can mould Grealish’s talent in the same way he has with Dele Alli adding that Grealish is close friends with Dele and, although he is a boyhood Villa fan, the 22 year-old is likely to find the prospect of joining Tottenham and working under Pochettino appealing.
The article adds that he has already been linked with Manchester United, Newcastle United and Leicester City, but Tottenham have jumped to the front of the queue for Grealish in the last couple of days.
Pochettino wants to strengthen his midfield options and the article adds that he also wants a centre-back and is hoping to sign Manchester United’s unhappy forward Anthony Martial.
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