Tottenham have been eyeing a cut-price move for Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish all summer, looking to capitalise on the poor financial situation at last season’s beaten Championship play-off finalists to land a young English talent at a knockdown price.
However, the latest reports suggest that Daniel Levy is not as close to landing his man as he may hope, as Villa have hauled themselves off their knees financially and are holding out for a transfer fee closer to Grealish’s real valuation.
The stalling may encourage other clubs across the Premier League, and while Newcastle have been largely dormant in the transfer market so far, Rafa Benitez has reportedly been offered a staggering £100m transfer kitty on the condition that he commits his future to the Magpies.
So, we put it to the club’s fans; would they like to see Benitez move for the Spurs target to take the creative burden off Ayoze Perez?
Most of them would, with 66 per cent of those who responded keen on a shock swoop for the playmaker, as shown by the full results below…