Tottenham fans are getting excited about their summer swoop for Jack Grealish, after Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce confirmed the youngster’s impending exit.
He may have only scored three Championship goals last season, but Spurs fans are feeling optimistic about the links to Villa’s Grealish.
The Championship club will have to sell several first team players to stave off financial trouble, and Bruce has now confirmed Grealish will be one of the players to leave.
“He is a special talent, a real special talent, and yes, you don’t want to lose him but the inevitable thing is we have to,” Bruce told Sky Sports.
“We have to – to keep the club up and running and keep it in line with Financial Fair Play.”
The 21 year-old has fantastic ball carrying ability, and while he would certainly not be a replacement for the more defensive Mousa Dembele, he would replace some of what the Belgian brings to the table, dribbling the ball forward from midfield.
While Bruce does not confirm Spurs will be the team to sign the 22 year-old, Mauricio Pochettino’s record with young English talent is expected to lure the Villa star to North London, where he will hope to follow in the footsteps of Dele Alli.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where fans are getting excited about Grealish’s potential under Pochettino…
Finally! I'm sick of seeing people saying they wouldn't want him when under Poch he could be class! Poch builds players and has a good track record with English talent (Alli, Tripps, Walker, Dier) I think Grealish would be fantastic.
— AnAmericanSpur (@AnAmericanSpur) July 9, 2018
I agree completely mate, he’s got the talent and it seems he’s got the drive, he’s English, still young, what’s not to love??
— That’s a Moura (@ThatsAMoura) July 9, 2018
Depending on the price would be happy to have him
— Alex McMurray (@AlexMcMurray1) July 9, 2018
He talked about having to take a hit on the fee as well due to their financial troubles… music to Mr Levy’s ears ?
— Dan Smith (@DanSmith2317) July 9, 2018
Great addition to THFC
— Beard Bro (@beardbrothar) July 9, 2018
can spurs hurry up and announce Grealish
— nicole (@NicoIeTHFC) July 9, 2018