Tottenham target signs new 5-year deal with bumper release clause

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Jack Grealish

Tottenham Hotspur became the first Premier League club in history not to sign a single new player in the summer transfer window this year.

Despite allegedly making several late bids for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, thought to be as high as £30m, Spurs ended the window signing-less.

It is thought that Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy preferred a settled squad and tying down big stars to new bumper deals rather than mixing it up with new signings.

Tottenham’s main summer target Grealish has today signed a new fie-year deal with the Championship club, dampening any speculation about a move to North London in January.

According to reports by the Daily Express, the new deal contains a £60m buyout clause, far above what Daniel Levy will want to pay.

Villa manager Steve Bruce implied when talking to talkSPORT in the summer that if Spurs had bid early in the window, Grealish would probably now be in a Lilywhite shirt, and for considerably less than £60m at that.

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