The Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern are well accustomed to Daniel Levy’s shrewd dealings in the transfer market which have enabled the club to grow into the established top-four side they are today, and recent reports suggest he could be lining up another bargain acquisition.
In hindsight the £14 million Tottenham paid to secure the services of Toby Alderweireld in the summer of 2015 represents an absolute steal considering how rapidly and successfully the Belgium international managed to form a formidable partnership with his compatriot Jan Vertonghen.
Following 3 brilliant seasons with the club, it seems that Alderweireld’s time in North London could be coming to an end due to Levy’s unwillingness to match his wage demands.
Time will tell whether Levy is able to agree terms with Alderweireld over a new deal, but regardless of the outcome there’s no doubt that he will go down as one of the best bargain acquisitions in recent Premier League history.
However, recent reports from The London Evening Standard suggest that Tottenham could be set to make their best value for money deal since they secure Alderweireld’s services by bringing Jack Grealish to the club.
According to the report, Tottenham are interested in testing Villa’s resolve in the midst of their financial crisis by agreeing a deal worth £15-20 million despite the Villains desire to sell for a fee closer to £30 million.
If Levy is successful in haggling Tony Xia down to a fee in the region of £15-20 million, Tottenham could be completing a masterstroke with regards to their long-term ambitions.
Although Grealish has plenty to prove in the Premier League after struggling to impress before Villa were relegated two seasons ago, his most recent performances in the Championship make for highly encouraging viewing for supporters of both Tottenham and the England national team.
Following a freak kidney injury, Grealish returned to Villa’s first-team this year as an entirely different prospect altogether after working hard in the gym to improve his strength on the field of play; his slight frame had made him an easy target to disposes in previous seasons.
Not only is Grealish more physically up to the challenge, but he seems to have turned a corner mentally following various off the field incidents which caused many to question his commitment to succeed at the top level.
His mental and physical changes subsequently enabled him to finally utilise his fantastic technical ability to much greater effect during Villa’s promotion bid, and under a manager of Pochettino’s expertise there’s no doubt that he can go from strength to strength.
Considering his improvement in the past twelve months there’s no doubt that Grealish could be pushing for a place in the England squad at Euro 2020 and, with a bright future ahead at just 22-years-of-age, Levy could secure yet another financially shrewd acquisition this summer by signing the Championship star.
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