Former Tottenham captain Graham Roberts has exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that Daniel Levy made a huge mistake in failing to sign Jack Grealish.
With Villa facing another season in the Championship back in the summer of 2018, Mauricio Pochettino was keen on bringing the highly-rated midfielder to Spurs.
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According to Sky Sports, Tottenham bid £25m for Grealish’s services, which came after Levy launched an opening-bid of around £3m and Josh Onomah as he simply wasn’t willing to pay the £40m asking-price for the Championship player.
Onomah ended up joining Villa on loan for the season, but Grealish stayed at his boyhood club and has since gone on to become of one the Premier League’s top attacking players, which is why he’s now on Manchester City’s radar for a reported £100m fee.
Following his impressive form for England at the Euro’s, which included an assist for Harry Kane, a partnership Spurs fans could have been blessed with in recent seasons, Levy’s high-profile error in not signing Grealish is looking worse with every passing week.
And given Grealish’s rise to the top, Roberts looked back on an opportunity missed for Tottenham:
“He was going to give Onomah and £3m, something like that. Aston Villa were in trouble, it was a mistake.
“And Harry coming out the other day saying that when he plays with Jack Grealish and trains with him, he plays some good balls to him.”
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