Ex-Spurs manager claims rumoured club target is now worth £170m

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Former Tottenham midfielder and manager, Tim Sherwood is no stranger to delivering explosive and controversial opinions and it is perhaps no surprise to see his latest claim about Jack Grealish.

Sherwood, who managed Grealish during his stint as Villa boss, claimed that the midfielder is now worth a staggering £170million, going by the fee Arsenal paid for Nicholas Pepe.

It is not an exaggeration in the slightest to say that Grealish has been one of the standout players in the Premier League this season.

Achieving the level of notoriety he has while playing for a side that are scrapping for their lives at the bottom of the table shines a light onto the potential of the midfielder.

Grealish has been a long-term target for Tottenham (Sun), and reports have suggested that the club still retain an interest in him (Daily Star).

However, on the back of his performances this season, it has been claimed that Villa could demand as much as £80m for the 24-year-old (Mirror).

Sherwood raved about Grealish’s performance in the Villans’ 1-0 win over the Gunners, a result that bought them a real lifeline in their quest to retain their Premier League status.

Speaking after the game, Sherwood told Premier League Productions (as relayed by The Express): “He’s (Grealish) taken some unfair criticism in recent years.

“Anyone who tells me Jack Grealish isn’t a top-drawer footballer knows nothing about the game.

“I worked with him every single day, I know what the guy possesses.

“I’ll tell you a club not too far away from them tonight – Arsenal – who could have done with Jack Grealish tonight.

“He’s not boring, he’s dropped the shoulder, takes it to the opposition, he sees the pass, he creates a melle and releases the ball.

“I didn’t see any Arsenal players doing that.

“Arsenal paid £70m for Nicolas Pepe, if he’s worth £70m, then Jack Grealish is £170m. He makes things happen.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Irrespective of whether Villa stay up or go down, I doubt we would be ready to pay the kind of money it would need to sign Grealish this summer. Even if we were to sell Ndombele, I don’t think it would be wise to invest that into the Villa star. While I was desperate for us to sign the 24-year-old when we had Pochettino, the midfielder does not quite suit the counter-attacking style the team has adopted under Jose. Grealish tends to get on the ball and play the game at his own pace and would be better suited to a team that dominates possession.

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