Tottenham target deserves Premier League move insists team-mate

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Dom Le Roy

Aston Villa defender James Chester has backed his team-mate Jack Grealish to succeed in the Premier League and that nobody should begrudge him a move.

The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur throughout the course of the summer and in more recent days, Chelsea apparently have poked their noses in about a possible deal.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has according to a recent report in The Mirror dragged his heels over an offer for the 22-year-old, due to Villa’s financial issues in order to try and lower the price, but the Championship side’s woes were eased recently when a couple of billionaires bought a 55% share in the club.

The reality is there are now less than 7 days until the transfer window closes and we are yet to have signed any new players.

Villa are said to want close to £30million for the England Under-21 international, while Spurs are considering testing the water at around the £20million mark.

“I think Jack is the most talented player at the club and deserves to be playing at the very top of the game,” Chester told Press Association Sport.

“People forget he is still very young, but we know Villa will be a real threat to anyone in the division (Sky Bet Championship) if he stays.

“It would be sad to see him go and I don’t know if he will now that the ownership of the club has changed.

“But I don’t think anyone should hold it against him if he ends up going to a top Premier League club.”

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  1. “Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has dragged his heels over an offer for the 22-year-old, due to Villa’s financial issues in order to try and lower the price.”

    Please can the author of this piece explain how they know that this is actually fact.

    Unless you are party to the inner workings of our club then this is just pure speculation. Nonsense like this is always banded about with no substance behind it.

    I’d like us to have signed one or two (and maybe Grealish will yet be one of them) and shipped some on, but you can’t just assume stuff veing reporting is fact. It’s just rumour and gossip.


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