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Spurs 3rd In The Betting For Grealish
By Harry Hotspur -

MANCHESTER UNITED AND ARSENAL LOOK SET to do battle for Jack Grealish’s signature, according to Ladbrokes.The Aston Villa and England star is just 4/1 to make United his next port of call, while 5/1 says the Gunners make a shock move.

I find this sort of predatory markets pretty distasteful, working on the rationale that how would I feel if this were a current Spurs player that the bookies were discussing? Villa are having a decent go of it, and he’s clearly enjoying his football, so why would the boy bail?

And it looks like those two sides are the only ones in the race for Grealish, with every other club currently being priced at 8/1 or bigger in the betting.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes told The Boy Hotspur: “Villa will do well to keep hold of Grealish for another couple of transfer windows and if the latest odds are anything to go by, Arsenal and Man United could soon be going toe-to-toe for his signature.”

Perhaps news like this could serve one good purpose – it might motivate Dele Alli to get his act together?!

Latest Betting Jack Grealish’s Next Club
Man United – 4/1
Arsenal – 5/1
Tottenham – 8/1
Man City – 10/1Liverpool – 16/1Chelsea – 16/1

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Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago

Why the f**k would he want to go to the Arse??? Surely as step backwards. Just more clickbait rubbish.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

Morning All

Forget it. Probably currently valued in excess of £70m+ Grealish joining Spurs ain’t going to happen. Levy had an opportunity in 2018 but our Chairman badly miscalculated.

Exploring Google, the Mirror provided an in-depth look at Tottenham’s pursuit of the 22-year-old at the time Villa were in financial disarray, even revealing just how cheeky they were when their enquiries began, when Steve Bruce was the manager at the time.

Apparently, Tottenham’s first offer for Grealish, submitted at the height of ex-owner Dr. Tony Xia’s financial woes, was £3m plus 21-year-old midfielder Josh Onomah (who had a disappointing loan spell at Villa). Before new owners took over Levy increase his bid to £25m. Villa demanded in excess of £30m for the player. New owners played hardball over their prized asset and that was it. A player we could have got for say £40m is now worth doubled that figure.

08/18
Our first offer for Grealish was 3m + Onomah and yet we want 20m for Sissoko and 15m for Janssen. What world does Daniel Levy live in?
[Disgruntled Tottenham tweeter at the time/

Source: Tottenham’s opening offer for Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish was laughable
By Scott Wilson 13:10 08/08/18 GMT

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

Anyway why would Grealish want to leave Villa? By playing for a bigger better club they tell me. Some merit in that if Villa were struggling last season avoiding relegation on the final day of the season but the fact that Villa are playing well this season adding Watkins et al to their ranks, Grealish loves his boyhood club Villa and the fans adore him, settled at Villa he is staying me thinks. Every player has a price: Villas asking price £100m perhaps?

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

The kind of creative flair player who makes things happen England are crying out for he should be Captain of England and a permanent fixture in the side of Southgate building the team around Grealish. It’s a no brainer me thinks?.
His performance in Villas 3-0 defeat of Arsenal was sensational!

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
5 months ago

To be the captain of England you have to be responsible ,mature and lead by example.The reason Grealish has struggled to make the England team when clearly better footballing wise than some others picked ahead of him has always been his off field antic’s. Harry Kane is a far better example of a player qualified to lead his country and Grealish has been told about his behaviour by so many of his previous managers and ex pros to grow up.His last misdemeanour was crashing his car in the early hours returning from a friends house during lockdown,something he clearly thought didn’t apply to him.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

LC whilst I fully concur with your sentiments as he has matured as a player It’s time to give him an extended run out in the England side. You mention his lockdown misdemeanour.
Totally unacceptable. We all make mistakes including Dominic Cummings and Donald Trump (ouch!!) et al so don’t hold that against him! Captaining Villa no reason same for England.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago

Captain of course….. But not each and every player….. Paul Gascoigne would have zero England caps if his off the field antics were counted for. Often the best players are a bit mad. They have character and personality. Grealish was punished and dropped for a game for that.. Now he should be playing.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
5 months ago

Why, oh why would he want to join Arsenal?? If ever there was a team in transition and not going to improve his career prospects its them.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago

Southgate is a fool.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
5 months ago

If he was starting for Man U or Chelsea right now…he’d be starting for England.

If he’s at Villa his international career will be a bit of a 50/50 chance of getting starts (at best)

Plus there’s the readies and higher profile. Don’t get me wrong though, he might stay put as you suggest.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Irrespective of his club creative make things happen Grealish fully deserves a starting spot on merit. Ditto James Ward- Prowse, 2 players who are on top of their game.

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
5 months ago

I agree, but if he’s competing with players at top 4 clubs gaining CL experience then that’s when he might lose out.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Southgate’s muddled thinking dictates Grealish plays!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago

A perfect piece in our jigsaw but sadly not to be!

SpursGoliath
SpursGoliath
5 months ago

Well, no guarantees, there’s a chance he might not have settled in – another Alli in prospect! There were obviously question marks over his attitude, behaviour and application.

I’m a risk taker so I thought the club should have ‘gambled’ because you rarely lose money on good quality young English players – and he definitely has quality, you could see that at the time.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
5 months ago
Reply to  SpursGoliath

Always carrying the burden of the team on his shoulders he is Villas best player and single handedly saved them from relegation last season. Following some purchases he is more relaxed now, always comfortable in possession and driving force of the side, enjoying his game supremely confident he is playing with a smile on his face!!

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago

Why? To win titles. To earn more money. More fame.. He’s bound to leave Villa, it’s just a matter of when.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
5 months ago

70 mil would be fairly cheap in todays context. A player like Jack would pay that back ten fold plus. Probably in shirt sales alone over the years.. He is like a young Steven Gerrard he can do everything. Englands future best for me. He’s been carrying Villa for years. The only reason he’s still there is because its his boyhood club.