Report: Spurs will have to shatter their transfer record to sign 24-year-old

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Tottenham Hotspur will have to pay £80million this summer if they wish to sign Jack Grealish, according to a report by The Mirror.

Grealish has been a long-term target for Spurs, with the North Londoners coming close to signing the midfielder in the summer of 2018 (The Sun).

Since then the Villa star has gone from strength to strength and his performances in the Premier League this season have made him one of the hottest properties in English football.

The Daily Star reported at the start of April that Spurs still hold an interest in Grealish and were ready to pay upwards of £50million to land him, while Manchester United and Everton were also said to be keen.

The Mirror now claim that Villa have told all interested parties that they will have to pay£80 million if they wish to sign the 24-year-old.

The report suggests that the Villa Park outfit will not budge on their asking price even if they were to be relegated this season.

Spurs Web Opinion

Our chances of signing Grealish were pretty already and this pretty much puts an end to our hopes as there is no way we are going to break out transfer record this season given the financial troubles we are going through.

I suspect Villa will have to lower their asking price if they do go down as Grealish will want to stay in the Premier League and they will be in need of a cash influx. However, even in that scenario, I feel a move to Manchester United is far more likely for the midfielder.

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