David Moyes has told Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast Show (Tuesday, 9.25am) that Tottenham Hotspur would have to spend £60million to sign Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, if they were to revisit signing the midfielder.
Grealish, 24, has been in absolutely stunning form for newly-promoted side Villa this season. He has scored four goals for the Midlands outfit, and has laid on four assists in 11 league and cup outings.
Back in July 2018, Grealish was close to joining Tottenham. So much so, that Football London claimed sources had told them that they were ‘expecting’ to complete a deal in July of that year. However, a move did not materialise.
More than a year on and Grealish is still at Villa, after captaining them to play-off success last season and now spearheading their fight against relegation this term. Moyes reckons Tottenham would have to spend £60million now, to sign Grealish.
Host Brazil said: “Tottenham had something like £20m turned down for him [Grealish],” before Moyes replied: “They [Tottenham] would have to pay something like treble that to buy him now.”
TBR’s view – Should Tottenham still be interested in Grealish?
With Christian Eriksen on the verge of leaving Tottenham as his contract expires next summer, Tottenham certainly need to sign a new attacking midfielder and Grealish certainly fits the bill.
Grealish has been in stunning form this season and would certainly remove the doubt of adapting to the Premier League, should Spurs replace Eriksen from abroad. But Moyes is right, Spurs would have to pay through the nose for Grealish.
At £60million, would chairman Daniel Levy buy Grealish? The answer is probably no.