BBC pundit surprised that Tottenham looked at Aston Villa star

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Jack Grealish

Danny Murphy has expressed his surprise that Tottenham looked at buying Jack Grealish this summer.

After failing with a £25m bid, Tottenham became the first ever club not to sign a single player in the window in Premier League history.

Grealish is the gem in Aston Villa’s crown at the moment, and the club were unwilling to part with him for less than £30m.

Danny Murphy explained: “Tottenham would have scouted Jack Grealish for a long time and clearly saw something there that they liked. However, if they wanted him that badly then they would have bought him, but they weren’t prepared to pay what Aston Villa felt he was worth.

“Tottenham shouldn’t be looking to pay over the odds for young, English squad players because they don’t need them.

“I don’t think Grealish is good enough to get the minutes at Tottenham and [Ryan] Sessegnon would have more of an opportunity.

“Tottenham probably looked at Sessegnon and decided it was worth him getting a year in the Premier League at Fulham then maybe make a move to sign him next summer if he impresses.”

Will Tottenham go back in for Grealish in January? Will they make a move for Sessegnon? Which would you rather have at the club?

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