Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head for the services of Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish this summer.
The Englishman is believed to be on his way out of Villa Park after they failed to secure promotion to the Premier League. With the club struggling financially it is believed they will cash in on their biggest asset this summer.
Tottenham have reportedly launched a £15 million bid for the player and whilst Chelsea are said to be keen, Grealish must look at other examples to realise why Chelsea is not the club for him.
Firstly, there is Ross Barkley. Both Spurs and Chelsea also battled for the former Everton player, who is a similar mercurial talent to Grealish. In the end, Chelsea got him and, so far, it is looking like a mistake.
Then there is Danny Drinkwater. The Leicester man joined the Blues last summer and has, for the most part, had to watch on from the sidelines. Another fine example is Ruben Loftus-Cheek. His performances for Crystal Palace have seen him make the England squad for the World Cup this summer. Such form should mean he is a Chelsea regular, but it is up in the air as to whether he remains at Stamford Bridge next season.
Grealish will not get the opportunities he deserves at Chelsea. At Tottenham, it would be an entirely different picture. Spurs would surely be a better place to nurture his mercurial talent. Unlike Chelsea, which appears to be just a collection of talent nowadays, Grealish would be signed with a purpose in mind.
With that in mind, Tottenham must be his destination this summer.