Tottenham supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Premier League season, what with their team seeking to better sustain a title challenge after coming up short last time round.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men deserve great credit for securing a third successive top four finish in the English top-flight, having ended up in third last term ahead of fellow top six rivals Liverpool, Chelsea, and Arsenal. However, the North Londoners finished a staggering 23 points behind champions Manchester City, thus leaving Pochettino and the club’s hierarchy with much to ponder over the summer as to how they bridge the gap to the Citizens this time round.
And one man heavily linked with a move to North London is Aston Villa sensation Jack Grealish, although recent reports suggest that Liverpool are seeking to take advantage of Daniel Levy’s hard stance by sealing a deal for the 22-year-old.
However, the attacker himself should forget about a move to Anfield, as Pochettino’s Tottenham appears to be the best destination for him to go on and fulfil his undoubted potential.
Ultimately, it’s difficult to see how Grealish can command regular first team football at Liverpool, what with Jurgen Klopp’s lethal front line of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah netting a stunning 91 goals between them in all competitions last season.
And given how well the trio work together as an attacking unit, it would take someone very special indeed to dispose any of them from the starting eleven, thus leaving Grealish with the prospect of trying to force his way into the squad further back, which itself won’t be an easy task either.
However, given Pochettino’s willingness to give young players a chance, alongside the meteoric rise of Dele Alli, Grealish may well get the opportunity of regular football at Tottenham.
Ever since he came to England by taking over at Southampton back in 2013, Argentine Pochettino has regularly given young, English talent a chance in his first teams, be it Luke Shaw at St Mary’s, or indeed the likes of Alli, Eric Dier, and Harry Kane at Spurs.
Alli’s ascent in particular should be of interest to Grealish given the Tottenham ace made the step up from League One to the Premier League, yet Pochettino saw enough talent and ability to throw him into first team action, from which both Alli and indeed Spurs have reaped the rewards.
And with Grealish himself also possessing undoubted ability and potential, the same could well happen to him if he were to move to Spurs, whereas it’s difficult to see that happening at Liverpool.
As such, while a move to Anfield could be of interest to the £4.5 million-rated sensation (as per Transfermarkt), Grealish should forget about Merseyside as Tottenham appears to be the best destination for his progression.
Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!