Spurs suffer blow in their pursuit of Championship midfielder

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham are set to strengthen their squad considerably in the summer after two transfer windows of complete inactivity (The Daily Mail).

Among the positions Spurs need to address immediately is the central midfield role where the team have been short of numbers this season after the sale of Mousa Dembele, and injuries to Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier.

Spurs have been linked with several midfield players in the last few weeks including Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele (Euro United) and Barcelona’s Andre Gomes (Sport).

One player who Spurs have had a long term interest is Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. The club attempted to sign the 23-year-old last summer but the move failed to materialise after Villa were acquired by new owners (Sky Sports).

Grealish has had another excellent season at Villa Park and his performances have been one of the main reasons behind their promotion push.

The midfielder played a key role on Saturday when Villa overcame local rivals West Brom 2-1 in the first leg of the Championship playoff semi-final.

While the tie is still very much in the balance, if Villa can see off the Baggies they will be just 90 minutes away from a return to the Premier League.  Should they achieve the feat, it wil certainly make it a more difficult prospect to try and persuade them to part with their influential midfielder this summer.

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In case Villa achieve promotion it is likely that Grealish will want to stay and play Premier League football with this boyhood club.

However, if Villa fail to secure promotion, Grealish will in all likeliness wish to see a move to a top flight club.

Spurs shouldn’t hesitate to take a punt on the midfielder as he could more than double his value in a year just like James Maddison has done at Leicester.

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  1. Except Maddison is twice the player Grealish is. I’ve seen a few Villa games this season and he is a benchwarmer for Spurs at best. Poch is great at developing players but he’s not a magician despite the song.

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