According to a report in the Daily Mail, Aston Villa could be set to become the first Premier League club to breach the Financial Fair Play rules if they don’t balance the books with some player sales.
The report claims that the newly promoted club need to raise a considerable amount of funds in wage savings or player sales in the next transfer window in order to comply with spending limits in line with Premier League rules.
As a result, the club’s main stars including former Spurs target Jack Grealish could become available on a cut-price deal in January.
Tottenham were linked heavily with Grealish in the summer of 2018 but the deal never materialised after Villa Park outfit were taken over by new owners (Sky Sports).
Since then, the 24-year-old went on to play a crucial role in Villa’s promotion to the top flight and has caught the eye with his performances in the Premier League so far this season.
While the midfielder has a £45m release clause in his contract, it remains to be seen whether boss Dean Smith will lose any of his key players.
Spurs Web Opinion
This certainly sounds like a type of situation that Daniel Levy loves to capitalize on. While I am not sure if Grealish will indeed be made availability in January, if he is, I see no reason why we shouldn’t be in for him. I rate him extremely highly and believe the Villa man has a much higher ceiling than the likes of James Maddison and Mason Mount.
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