English Premier League giants Liverpool are the latest club which are thought to have joined the race to sign Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish according to reports by The Sun.

The 22-year-old Birmingham-born wideman is expected to leave Villa Park this summer with Villa desperate to reduce their wage bill in a last-ditch attempt to avoid financial meltdown.

Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a move for the Villa academy product but the North Londoners are said to be keen to avoid having to meet Grealish’s £40 million price tag. It has now been reported that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is also an admirer of the youngster and the German boss is ready to hijack Spurs’ attempt to land the winger.

Grealish has been with Villa since the age of six and the player has gone on to make 110 senior appearances for the club in which he has netted nine goals. The winger made 31 of those appearances as Villa reached the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off final this season before being defeated by Fulham. It was the youngster’s second Wembley final in claret and blue after featuring for Villa in the 2014/2015 Emirates FA Cup final.

Everton and former English Premier League champions Leicester City are also believed to be weighing up moves for Grealish in the coming weeks.

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