Tottenham lead the chase for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish This has come out of left field & it all sounds very typical Levy. Aston Villa get in trouble with HMRC & suddenly we’re offering £15m for their star player they’ve valued at £40m! LOL To be fair, Villa were NEVER going to get £40m for Jack, I think that was more to keep other clubs at bay, but with their financial troubles will they have any choice now? Although he may not have been a target for us at the start of the window, I think we might have stumbled onto a really great move for everyone (except Villa I guess, but they need whatever they can get). I think a few people opposed to this would say things like “he’s a troublemaker” and “he’s inconsistent” but I would reply that all his “troubles” are long behind him & happened when he was quite young. Actually, when Villa were in real strife midway through last season, he was probably THE player who knuckled down & focused that energy the right way. As for his supposed inconsistency, well look at the team he’s in. He’s had personal problems when he was younger & was in a very average, struggling Aston Villa team. However, he stood up when it counted & when Villa started to look destined for misery, he dragged them up the table & ultimately into the play-offs. He’s also a creative player, but he’s playing for an incredibly pragmatic manager. I really think he would thrive under Pochettino. Grealish strikes me as the ideal “Poch” player. Like Dele, he plays on the edge & has a bit of grit about him. He makes things happen & he winds up opponents. He’s young, he’s homegrown and I think he would work really well in our set-up.