Tottenham became the first club in Premier League history not to make a single summer signing this year, with the manager preferring a settled squad over new marquee signings.
However, Spurs did have a last minute £30m turned down for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, despite the young English midfielder supposedly desiring the move.
The 22-year-old was tipped to make the trip to North London throughout the transfer window, but a price could not be agreed between the two clubs, with Spurs leaving their move too late.
After spending a year playing alongside the young talent, John Terry, an ex-Chelsea rival of Tottenham, has had his say on the situation.
Terry told the Daily Mail: “Jack will be a big, big player. I hope Villa can come up and he gets his chance in the Premier League that way.
“I can see why Spurs wanted him. Right now he’s in the right place.
“I think he will become a top Premier League star and an England international.
“He reminds me of Gazza, with his balance and his skill, the way he receives the ball and drives at defenders.
“He is looking after himself off the pitch as well. He’s a great lad.
“He eats the right way and got the chef on board at the training ground.
“He was cooking for Jack there as well as sending him home with the right food. That will serve him well.
“He’s an ambitious boy who will go right to the top if he continues doing the right thing.”
Spurs will likely keep a firm eye on the Championship midfielder, and may weigh up a move for him in January, however a price tag of £40m is likely to be demanded.
Grealish would provide some much needed competition for the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, a position that Tottenham arguably need to strengthen in depth.
Should Spurs continue their interest in Jack Grealish? Should they bid in January, or wait until next summer?
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