Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Jack Grealish, who is reportedly on Tottenham’s radar could walk into any team in the world.
Grealish was close to completing a move to Spurs back in the summer of 2018 with The Sun reporting that the North Londoners could have signed him for a transfer fee of just £6million 18 months ago.
Their failure to get the deal over the line has proved costly with the midfielder having gone from strength to strength following Villa’s return to the Premier League.
Grealish is still reportedly on Tottenham’s wish list in the summer but the Lilywhites will face considerable competition for his signature with Manchester City also reported to be interested (The Mirror).
Meanwhile Manchester United have reportedly made the 24-year-old their primary target when the transfer market reopens in the summer according to The Athletic with the Red Devils said to be willing to spend around £70 million on the midfielder.
Agbonlahor believes the Villa academy graduate will be making a mistake by joining Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side as he is good enough to get into the best teams in the world.
Speaking to Bet O’clock, the former England striker said: “I am not just saying this as I have played with him, but I honestly think he is the best attacking midfield option that England have got at this current time.
“That is why, when people say Grealish to Manchester United, he could do so much better than that. He could walk into any team in the world, even Barcelona or Juventus.
“For where Manchester United are now, he could go to better teams around the world, so he doesn’t need to limit himself to just United and focus on teams who are playing in the Champions League.
“The good thing about Jack is that he can run with and without the ball, play in different positions and score goals. He is the type of player that fans of football will go to a game to specifically watch him, even if they aren’t fans of Villa.”
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The club’s blunder of failing to agree on a deal for Grealish in 2018 looks worse and worse with each passing game. The 24-year-old looks like he is destined for a move in the summer and if he impresses in the Euros, his asking price will likely go up even further, thus putting us out of the running.
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