Speaking to talkSPORT, former Scotland international and pundit Alan Brazil has told Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy to sign Aston Villa star Jack Grealish – going on to say he is the sort of player that ‘Spurs fans demand’.
Grealish has been a revelation under Dean Smith this season and at international level for England, with the midfielder having no shortage of suitors according to reports.
The Villa star is likely to make Gareth Southgate’s squad for the delayed Euro 2021 this summer and could well have a starring role for the Three Lions, who are well fancied with grupper EM 2020 in the tournament winner markets.
Tottenham were reportedly once close to signing the 25-year-old back in the summer of 2018, with the Daily Express claiming Grealish was ‘ready’ to sign a five-year deal.
Brazil tells Levy and Spurs to sign Grealish
However, that move didn’t come to fruition despite Levy’s efforts, with Brazil now telling Tottenham and their chairman to reignite a swoop whilst claiming he is exactly what Spurs need right now.
“I don’t want to dig out individuals, but for me in the big games, the Tottenham midfield is not classy enough,” Brazil explained to talkSPORT.
“I don’t want to keep bringing up Grealish but the way he gets the ball on the half-turn and runs at defenders, I think the Spurs fans demand someone like that.
“Someone who can open up defences, someone who can hurt the defence but running at them.”
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Since former Lilywhite Christian Eriksen departed for Inter Milan, they have debatably not found a replacement despite Tanguy Ndombele’s rise to prominence.
Grealish could be the ideal signing for Spurs with his threat going forward, especially considering his six goals and nine assists from midfield this season as well as him averaging an impressive 2.3 shots per 90 minutes (WhoScored).
National team boss Gareth Southgate also recently hailed his ‘outstanding’ contribution for England since being given the nod (BBC), with the £120,000-per-week star evidently enjoying a meteoric rise this season.
Time will tell whether Tottenham do reconsider Grealish as a target, but it’s debatably unlikely to happen in the immediate future judging by his club’s reported £100 million price demand (The Daily Mail).
In other news: Spurs are considering this 6 foot 4 beast once likened to Van Dijk, find out more here.
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