Tottenham have moved into pole position to sign Jack Grealish this summer, but fans are completely split on a move for the feisty youngster.
According to the Telegraph, Mauricio Pochettino has made Aston Villa’s Grealish his “prime target” as he looks to strengthen his midfield this summer.
Grealish showed potential as a winger when he first broke into the Villa senior side, but was fantastic as a central midfielder for Steve Bruce last season.
The 22 year-old excels at driving forward from midfield with the ball at his feet, and could replace some of the ball carrying ability lost if Mousa Dembele leaves the club.
Grealish missed most of the first half of last season, but still managed three Championship goals and six assists, and went from strength to strength towards the end of the season.
Aston Villa will likely be forced to sell their most valuable assets this summer to fight off their financial troubles, and insist they will not sell for under £40million.
Daniel Levy will of course hope to use the Villans’ precarious financial situation to his advantage and bring that price down a bit, but fans aren’t all that convinced.
Some fans are ready to get behind the young Englishman, who has a reputation for losing his cool, while others want to see more ambition from the club.
Either way, you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Would rather go for Loftus-Cheek. Grealish seems to have a chip on his shoulder which Poch won’t like.
— Brendon Barnard (@brendonb86) June 8, 2018
Id take him all day long mate.. He travels with the ball better than most we have
— Liam (@LiamYID86) June 8, 2018
Grealish is average. And we should not be buying players like him if we’re trying to win the Premiership.
— DJ Godfather (@Godfather_DJ) June 8, 2018
Very true indeed. Let’s trust Pochettino. I’m sure he knows what he is doing. Grealish good be a golden nugget!
— Mysuperspurs (@HayroKara) June 8, 2018
Your last sentence is the point. History of bad behaviour and for me an underwhelming player. Don’t particularly believe the rumours tho’.
— Jill Lewis (@jilllewis33) June 8, 2018
Really rate the bloke…. just needs the right guidance and Bruce has certainly got him back on track.
— scott mcdonald (@scottmcd83) June 7, 2018
Just read Jack Grealish is now our number 1 transfer target. Have we ever signed a player after qualifying for the champions league that we couldn’t have signed if we were just in the Europa? This is why we can’t make the next step, small mentality
— Richard Holmes (@richolmestwit) June 7, 2018
Decent player but IMO not good enough to get into your startinng XI
— smurphy2022 (@smurphy2022) June 7, 2018
Poch will make this guy one of the best midfielders in the premier league
— Huss (@HussDervish) June 7, 2018