In news coming through from The Sun, it appears that Aston Villa are ready to reward midfield star Jack Grealish with a mega money rise.

Midfielder Grealish was one of Villa’s stand-out stars in their drive to the Play-Off Semi-Final in last season’s Sky Bet Championship. Despite Villa’s precarious financial position at the time, their valuation of £35million proved too hot for Spurs.

Tottenham, who became the first ever top-flight club since 2003 to make it through a summer transfer window without making a signing, were thought to have baulked at Villa’s valuation. The North London club’s proposed valuation of Grealish, a ‘mere’ £25million, would not have approached what the Villans thought their midfielder was worth, so at Villa Park he stays.

The only offer that Spurs did make was a rather cheeky one of £3million plus Josh Onomah – an offer rejected by Villa. With the window slamming closed yesterday at 5pm, leaving the talented midfielder at the Midlands club.

However, Spurs’ failure to land him has paid dividends for Grealish according the The Sun. The Sun say that Cilla’s new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens plan to temper Grealish’s did appointment, “by hiking his current £17,000-a-week wages to the £50,000 Spurs had set aside for him.”

Whilst disappointment has no price, a £33,000-per-week pay-rise will dilute any disappointment that Grealish will feel.

However, what is obvious is that if Jack Grealish does gain nearly a triple-your-money pay rise, he’s got Spurs’ hesitancy to say thank you to.

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