Dean Windass reckons that Dele Alli would be an excellent replacement for Jack Grealish at Aston Villa.
Whilst Villa are hopeful of convincing their captain and talisman to sign a new deal at Villa Park, Manchester City are doing all they can in their attempts to bring the attacker to the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Grealish has proved himself as one of the top attackers in the Premier League and is now showing the world what he can do on the international stage with England.
Having marked his first European Championships start by setting up the winner against Czech Republic, Grealish then came off the bench to assist Harry Kane’s second to seal the victory against Germany on Tuesday.
However, with Grealish’s future in serious doubt, Villa have already signed Emiliano Buendia from Norwich for a club-record fee.
But Grealish are going to need more than Buendia to replace their captain, and Windass exclusively told Football FanCast that Alli, whose own future at Tottenham is up in the air, would fit the bill:
“I think that would suit Dele Alli, he would be a big player for Villa. I know he’s a different type of player to Jack, but with him being young and English.
“Dele wants to play, players want to play, they’re not happy when they’re not playing. Would be a good fit for Villa even if they keep Jack, to strengthen the team, he would be unbelievable.
“They would probably want £50m-£60m for Dele Alli, but that’s the type of player Dean Smith would want to bring in if Jack left.”