Aston Villa have been forced to hear endless rumours surrounding Jack Grealish this season, with Tottenham Hotspur having failed in their pursuit to sign him over the summer and being credited with an interest ahead of the January transfer window. Comments made by Spurs’ boss suggests they won’t return for Grealish, however.
The Villa midfielder has spoken out about the failed move, admitting he was flattered by the interest before reaffirming his loyalty to Villa, and the Midlands club should be hopeful of keeping Grealish for the remainder of the season after Mauricio Pochettino admitted that funds are short due to the stadium build.
When asked in a press conference if Tottenham were looking to spend money in January, Pochettino said to the Evening Standard: “One thing you need to understand is that Tottenham built the training ground and one of the best stadiums in the world with our own resources. Daniel is doing that with our own resources.
“We’re doing everything with our own resources — that’s why it’s massive credit for Daniel. To be competitive like we are, it’s tough. It was tough for Arsenal in a different period”. Grealish has been in fine form of late, scoring and creating five goals in his last six Championship games, and the news that Tottenham may not be pursuing the midfielder is fantastic news for Dean Smith and the supporters.
The 23-year-old signed a long-term deal with Villa in September and should remain at the club at least until next summer. He’s bound to drum up interest if he maintains his fine form for the rest of the campaign, but Tottenham aren’t likely to be suitors.