SkySports confirmed this morning that Tottenham Hotspur have made a bid worth around £15m for Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish. It’s understood that Aston Villa were looking for a big of around £30m for the young midfielder and with a number of other clubs circling for the youngsters signature, Villa may choose to reject the bid.
Chelsea are supposedly interested in signing the winger but then loaning him back to the Championship club for a season in order to bring Grealish in on the cheap. Aston Villa will be looking for a substantial amount of money that reflects that 22 year-olds talents but most clubs may not be prepared to pay their £30m asking price.
Here are some of the best reactions to the Spurs bid that we can find on Twitter:
Think Grealish could be the best player transferd from villa ahead of yorke Barry young Southgate
— ATaylor (@AaronTa87792422) June 14, 2018
Grealish swapping for Championship football for Champions League football? Lets have it!!!
— #YouCan’tSeeMe (@NotRotimi) June 14, 2018
Just hoping we don’t sell him for peanuts. Let someone pay over the odds for him
If @bbcfoot is quoting Grealish at £30 million then what is Martial worth
Inconsistency has cost him his place and now he wants to leave rather than fight for his shirt
— Steve E (@steveemery1975) June 14, 2018
Don’t get me wrong, I’d take Grealish. Bags of potential and with Poch managing him can be a top player, BUT really … Utd get Fred, Liverpool get Fabinho and we are gonna get him.#THFC
— Myke. (@Myke_88) June 14, 2018
Best scenario re Grealish will be for a top 6 club to pay £30-40m for him, loan him back to us for a season. Then, similar to what Spurs have with Bale, where we would hv the ability to match any bid were they to sell him. Not ideal but think its the best of a bad situation
— Lochan (@lochan_AVFC) June 14, 2018