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Wolves should continue ambitious rebuild by hijacking potential Tottenham transfer – Opinion

According to the Birmingham Mail, Spurs are interested in bringing Jack Grealish back to the Premier League if they can agree a deal with Aston Villa.

Grealish is just coming off the back of a fantastic season in the Championship in which he inspired Villa all the way to a play-off final, where their progress was finally halted by Fulham.

It is thought that Grealish, a boyhood Villa fan, would happily remain where he is, but the club’s dire financial circumstances could force them to sell their most bankable star. 

The Breakdown 

Villa’s asking price seems to be somewhere around the £30 million mark.

As talented as the 22-year-old is, he is yet to impress consistently at Premier League level despite having spent 2 years playing fairly regularly in the top flight already, and he would be far from a guaranteed starter at White Hart Lane. Grealish is valued at £4.5 million by Transfermarkt, a long way from Villa’s own valuation of the midfielder.

This disparity in valuations could lead to an impasse that kills the deal with Spurs, allowing a chance for any other interested parties to pounce. 

Wolves should take this chance to try and establish a middle ground fee in the region of £15 million.

A deal of that scale would be similar to that which they’ve offered for Manchester City’s Aleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester Evening News), but they’d arguably be getting a far more exciting talent in the Englishman if they opted for him over the Ukrainian.

Grealish may be hesitant to move to a Villa rival, but the lure of Premier League football could sway him.

He would also get more game time at the Molineux than he could reasonably expect at Spurs. At this stage in his career, Grealish should be focussed on getting as many minutes as he can at the highest level he can reach. 

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