It seems that bad news is never far away these days, and while it could save the club - a sale of Jack Grealish would still be a bitter pill to swallow for AVFC fans. In respect to that, it looks like a new destination for Grealish has emerged in the last few hours according to Matt Law of The Telegraph. It seems that it will be Tottenham Hotspur who will be the first club to test Aston Villa’s mettle.
With news of Aston Villa’s current financial crisis, it’s no surprise that stories like this are coming out in regards to bids for Villa’s crown jewel. A sale upwards of £10 million will benefit Aston Villa in the short-term, but the club will surely be looking for a bid nearer to their valuation of £30 million.
However, their hand may be twisted. Villa’s current plight is nothing if not public, and their need for cash is well known. They won’t have a strong bargaining position here. At all. With a loan securing Villa’s tax woes, they still have other worries - namely the money that they will need to operate throughout the season, regardless of current financial obligations. Any sale of a player who could bring in this amount of money is going to massively benefit Aston Villa.
As for Spurs, it’d be a grand move for Jack Grealish. The club has flourished under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino with a solid bedrock of English talent leading the way. Jack would fit right into the club in a very good way. If there is perhaps one club who could be trusted with Grealish’s development outside of Villa, it’s probably Tottenham. Assuming all clubs in the running for the playmaker are paying the same, that is.
Grealish’s worth to Villa is much more intangible than money, however, the club needs real cash in order to operate, and not just that, to survive.