Tottenham Hotspur are in the market for an attacking midfielder and they have Jack Grealish firmly in their sights.
Alan Hutton believes Harry Redknapp was right on the money after the former Spurs boss encouraged his old club to sign Grealish in the summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the player-turned-pundit insists the Aston Villa star would an “amazing fit” for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Redknapp claimed Grealish could become the next Luka Modric if he joins Tottenham this summer.
Hutton seems to be on the same wavelength as his former manager, suggesting Spurs should take a look at the impact Bruno Fernandes has had at Manchester United as a prime example.
He told assistant editor Russell Edge “I think Harry Redknapp is right with this one, I think Tottenham, at the moment, are missing a player of his ability.
“Somebody who, like the Bruno Fernandes type, can link the midfield to the strikers, be a bit more creative and help the forward-thinking players do what they do.
“He would definitely be an amazing fit for them.”
It is hard to argue with Hutton here, as Grealish has been in sublime form for Villa, even though they are currently eighteenth in the table.
The Englishman has been one of the few positive talking points in an abysmal season for Dean Smith’s side, who find themselves locked in a relegation battle at the bottom of the Premier League.
He has now scored scored seven goals and supplied six assists in the English top flight this season, with two games remaining.
The 24-year-old has been involved in 15 goals overall, taking 2 shots per game, averaging 2.6 key passes and making 2 dribbles on average (via WhoScored).
It is worth pointing out that since making his Man United debut in February, no player has been involved in more goals in all competitions than Bruno Fernandes, who has had a hand in a total of 17 goals at the time of writing.
Jose Mourinho has bemoaned the lack of creativity in the midfield and Grealish could provide the spark he needs to rebuild the squad.
However, Daniel Levy has insisted he will not be spending “rivers of money” in the summer, so Spurs could miss out on the midfielder, as he won’t come cheaply. He is valued at £27m via Transfermarkt but will be expected to fetch a higher price.
Moreover, Levy faces stiff competition from Manchester United, who have been chasing the playmaker for several months.
Spurs will surely stand a better chance of signing Grealish if they can qualify for the Europa League at the end of the season.
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