Tottenham Hotspur have not made a single signing this summer and they are still working on a deal for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish. But, Spurs have failed to reach an agreement with the Championship club and a deal is still far away. Reports claim that Tottenham have made a €22m opening bid, while Villa is demanding around €45m for Grealish.
“We don’t want to lose our best players, but they’re aware of course that everyone has their price,” Aston Villa manage Steve Bruce explained on Friday. “The best thing the owners have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap. So if someone wants to buy our players, they are going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it.”
“We all know what football is, but at the moment Spurs haven’t got anywhere near what the owners want to consider. So there is not a discussion to be had at the moment, because they’ve got nowhere near the figure they demanded.” Aston Villa’s new owners want to make a return to the Premier League next season and want to keep around their young star player. It is believed that Grealish will be offered a bumper new deal at the club if he stays on.