Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position to land Aston Villa’s sought-after winger Jack Grealish, according to the Mirror.
The 22-year-old, who played a key role in Villa’s push for promotion to the Premier League last season, is in high demand this summer, with a number of top-flight sides believed to be interested in signing the wide man.
Spurs are reportedly keen to exploit the Midlands club’s dire financial situation by tabling an offer in the region of £15-20 million for Grealish, with the player set to earn a massive increase on his current £20,000-a-week deal should he put pen to paper on Tottenham’s five-year contract offer.
The North London outfit’s hopes of landing the winger were handed a huge boost earlier this week, when Villa boss Steve Bruce all but admitted that the sale of his star player is inevitable.
“Inevitably there is going to be player sales,” Bruce is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“There are going to be people that I do not want to sell – and the obvious one is Jack [Grealish] – but people will know that we have got financial problems and they’ll sit and wait, and wait, till Deadline Day possibly.”
The 22-year-old played a starring role for Villa last campaign, making 31 appearances in all competitions, helping his side to the Championship final, in which they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham.
Grealish’s versatility, as well as his natural talent and potential, makes him an attractive proposition for Pochettino, whose sides are renowned for playing fluid, attacking football.
Spurs will be looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new campaign – in which they will move into their brand new 62,000-seater stadium – as they seek to improve on last term’s third-place finish and close the gap with champions Manchester City.