Spurs closing in on midfielder?

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Dom Le Roy

The Times reports that Tottenham Hotspur are in advanced talks to sign Jack Grealish and are set to lodge an offer thought to be about £20 million for the 22-year-old. The paper also states that that the Aston Villa midfielder has indicated that he would like to join Spurs although Villa are pushing for a better price. Grealish has two years left on his contract.

Grealish may have potential, but is really a prospect and would not be likely to have immediate impact in helping Spurs achieve the next level. The same report mentions that Crystal Palace are confident that another player linked with Spurs, Wilfried Zaha, is going to stay at the club. Zaha bagged a good few goals last season but somequestion whether he would be the kind of next level player Spurs may need. In the meantime, Spurs fans are looking forward to seeing more Of Lucas Moura in the PL and are hoping he will bring the creative quality needed for squad depth. Spurs have suffered when Eriksen has been off form and have also failed to break down stonewall defences. No one would expect Grealish to be able to turn those things around. He would be a squad player and may be more likely to play behind the attacking players. What of Zaha? Does he have the qualities needed to turn some of those draws into wins?

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Brian has been a Spurs supporter from around 1960, so was there for the double, the FA Cup in 1962 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963. He admits to having cried when Spurs lost to Benfica in the 1962 European Cup Semi-final and to times when he could weep when watching Spurs for the past few years (but for very different reasons). Brian has been lucky enough to see greats such as Jimmy Greaves, Pat Jennings, Glenn Hoddle and Paul Gascoigne. During the 60s, 70s and 80s Spurs won at least one domestic trophy and one European trophy each decade (with those wonderful all white strip floodlit games). It has taken Brian more than 20 years to realise that may take a while to come back, but hope lives on.


  1. Like Brian, I’ve seen many highs and lows at The Lane over the decades since the great 60’s team – and I’m feeling more optimistic at the moment than for a very long time. Signing Zaha alongside Kan and Grealish to provide energetic midfield support would, I believe, take us up to a level at which we should get our hands on some silverware at last. Ideally I’d like Ryan Sessegnon as well!…


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