Garth Crooks believes 25-year-old make a ‘difference’ for Spurs in title race

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks believes that the likes of Tottenham Hotspur would significantly benefit by signing Jack Grealish after claiming the Aston Villa midfielder could make a big difference in the club’s title tilt.

Grealish has been a long-term target for Tottenham and the club’s failure to get the midfielder signed for a reported £6m fee in 2018, now looks like one of Daniel Levy’s biggest mistakes.

The Villa star has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of seasons, proving that he possesses the ability as well as the tenacity and mental strength to be one of the Premier League’s top players for many years to come.

Crooks believes that the 25-year-old should be one of the first names on England’s teamsheet during the Euros next summer.

He claimed that Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal are missing a trick by not breaking the bank for Grealish, since the midfielder could prove the difference in such an open season.

The pundit wrote in his BBC Sport column: “His contribution to Aston Villa’s victory over Crystal Palace, who looked like a side still recovering from the mauling they suffered from Liverpool, was even more impressive than the one in his side’s previous game, against West Brom.

“Grealish seems to be getting better with every game. This lad should be playing regular Champions League football and the first name on the England teamsheet.

“This in itself poses Aston Villa a problem. Do they build the team around Grealish with the ambition to become a top-four side or do they resign themselves to eventually letting the midfield star go?

“Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United are all spluttering their way through the most open Premier League season on record. What a difference Grealish could make.”

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Any chance we had of singing Grealish is now well and truly over. Given that Grealish signed a new deal with Villa over the summer, his price tag is likely to be close to £100m.

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