Lineker gives his view on transfer target who nearly joined Spurs last summer

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has recently spoken about the club having to go through a painful rebuild (Evening Standard), which seems to indicate that Spurs are likely to be active in the transfer market this summer.

Among the areas that Spurs need to address urgently is the heart of midfield – where the team is short of numbers after the sale of Mousa Dembele to Guangzhou R&F in January.

Among the players, the club has been linked with is Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish (Daily Mail).

Spurs were reportedly seeking to sign the 23-year-old last summer but a deal fell through after Villa were acquired by new owners, with Grealish himself admitting that he was disappointed at not getting the move to North London (The Telegraph).

Since then the Englishman has had another impressive season at Villa Park and has been the main driving force behind the Villans’ battle for promotion.

The Villa No.10 has featured in both legs of club’s Championship play-off semi-final against West Brom, as the Villans emerged victorious over their local rivals on penalties, with Grealish finding the back of the net with his spot-kick.

Grealish and Villa are now just one step away from being back in the Premier League after setting up a play-off final date with either Leeds United or Derby Couty.

Former Spurs striker Gary Lineker took to social media to sing Grealish’s praises during the game last night.

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In case, Villa do win the final and get promoted back to the Premier League, he might want to stay and play Premier League football with Villa. His asking price is also likely to go up massively if the Midlands club get back to the top flight.

We believe Daniel Levy and the club made a huge mistake last summer by waiting till the last moment and trying to land the 23-year-old on the cheap. Grealish would have certainly proved an asset for the squad over the course of the current season, and his value was always likely to increase.

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