Date: 24th July 2018 at 5:00pm
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Reports in recent days have suggested that Fulham and Crystal Palace will battle it out with Tottenham for Jack Grealish after enquiries were made for our no.10.

The club have been locked in negotiations with Spurs, but the two sides have not come to an agreement on a transfer fee so far.

With the arrival of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens as principal owners of the club, there could be a possibility that Jack could now stay, but when I polled supporters for their opinions, the majority still feel he will leave, with Tottenham his likeliest destination:

With Financial Fair Play to consider that isn’t all too surprising. With NSWE now in control though, it should allow us to push up the asking price of our talisman. We need to find £40m, and if a significant portion could be found through the 22-year-old’s sale then that would be acceptable.

Even though I’d like Grealish to stay, I do understand the midfielder is by far and away our most valuable asset, and you can’t get away from the fact it would help us a lot if he is sold.

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4 Replies to “He will leave – Majority Of Villa Fans Polled Still Believe Premier League Move Will Happen For Talisman”

  • I read that Jack is to have a personal meeting with our new investors, so with that in mind and until we know the outcome I don’t think speculation about his future is in order. My opinion is wait and see. I think it’s rich all of theses media so called experts making decisions about where our players will end up.

  • I’ll be glad when the season starts and the transfer window closes.

    Grealish has to be moved on to address FFP, unless a most unlikely fire sale occurs.

    Apart from Gollini and Gil, no player movement has taken place, which is a bit worrying. I know last minute tactics come into play, but I think our daft wages have put many off. I was amazed what second teamer Gardner reportedly receives for example.

    Bruce’s big club means big wages comment looks pretty irresponsible after the crisis we have gone through.

  • Sadly Colin they do it all the time. Every single window us spurs fans have to read that Kane is all but sold to Madrid. Even when he was on record as just saying he’s staying they twisted it into him being open to moving. Now the pressure has been taken off of the club, villa are in a much better position to get what you think he’s worth. The problem is that he’s worth a lot more to villa than he’s deemed to be worth onthe market. I’m totally with villa on this though….he’d be a major part in helping secure promotion and we all know the kind of money that brings with it so rightly Villa will want top dollar. On the flip side, interested teams see a promising youngster who’s had a few problems and isn’t totally tested at the top level. A compromise of dropping the price a little bit still staying on villa’s Side of the figure is the only way I see him moving to Tottenham. If villa want £40m for him I could only see Levy paying around £25m. Maybe adding on another £5-6m in clauses/performance bonuses could see it over the line?

  • As a die hard Spurs fan, I’d like to see Grealish at our club because I believe he’ll flourish under Pochettino’s guidance. Good young English talent are almost always overlooked in favour of mediocre Foreign players with huge price tags as clubs chase quick fixes. By the same token, I do feel for the Villa fans. It’s no laughing matter to see one of your very best home grown talents and fan favourite leave for pastures new, very hurtful indeed. It may never happen of course as we have a Chairman who believes he’s God and glorifies in his own tough negotiator reputation even if it means he cuts his nose off to spite a face. We shall see.

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