Crystal Palace and Fulham are the two latest clubs to join the race for Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, according to The Mirror.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been the subject of significant Premier League interest this summer. Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Newcastle have all been credited with interest in Grealish.
The Mirror report that Fulham and Palace have enquired about Grealish’s situation as the transfer saga continues long into the summer transfer window. Neither club have placed a bid yet, but could make one in the coming days as Villa look to start an auction for their star man.
Fulham are eager to maintain their Premier League status after defeating Aston Villa in the play-offs in May, and are willing to spend big to do so. The Cottagers have brought in Jean-Micheal Seri from Nice for £25m, and have been strongly linked with a £20m move for Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic.
By contrast, Palace are yet to spend big. However, star man Wilfred Zaha has been linked with a move to German giants Borussia Dortmund, and could be forced to splash the cash on a replacement.
Over the summer, Aston Villa have been hampered by financial issues, causing them to accept that some of their most valuable assets must be sold to raise funds. Given his massive potential and exciting ability, Grealish is likely to be cashed in on to help bring some significant money in.
Villa announced new Egyptian investors over the weekend to help ease financial worries, but the club need to decrease their wage bill due to Financial Fair play.