Tottenham have been handed a boost in their bid to land Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish after his former teammate, Gabby Agbonlahor, admitted that it would be hard for the Englishman to turn down a top side like Spurs.
Grealish has been the driving force of the Aston Villa team for a very long time and he helped them get promoted to the Premier League again, last season.
They are currently fighting against relegation and he remains an important part of their bid to remain in the Premier League.
After their 1-0 win over Arsenal, he admitted that he didn’t know if he would remain a Villa player after this season (Football London).
Tottenham and Manchester United are two English teams looking to sign him and Agbonlahor has admitted that he would understand if Grealish left them in the summer for one of those teams, claiming that he will not turn down joining a big team and it is fine.
The former Villa centre-forward told Talksport: “Jack loves Aston Villa. I’ve had the pleasure of being captain of that club and being a fan as well, and he’s in a similar situation, he just loves the club.
“He’s been outstanding since the return. You look at his performance yesterday, he was the one creating things, he was the one tracking back, throwing his body on the line, making interceptions.
“He just showed yesterday how much he wants to keep this club up, everyone has seen how he has carried Aston Villa this season, really, and they’ve given themselves an amazing chance.
“You know what football fans are like, they never want to lose their best players, but for me as a Villa fan if he can keep us up and then had a move where he’s got a chance of playing Champions League football, playing with elite stars, then I’d give him my blessing. I’d understand that.
“I might get a bit of stick for this, but it’s what I’d do in his position.
“He’s got a chance to join a club like Manchester United, or Tottenham, whoever is interested in him, and he’s got the chance to win trophies, to play in the Champions League and maybe a better chance to get into the England squad.
“At this time of his career, he’s coming into his prime at 25, so he can’t really turn down a chance of going to a top club, you just can’t do it.”