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West Ham would be just a stepping stone in Jack Grealish's career
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West Ham would be just a stepping stone in Jack Grealish's career

West Ham may dip into the transfer market this summer with a reported potential move for one of Tottenham’s top targets last season in the form of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.

That’s according to The Mirror, who say that the Irons could compete with their north London rivals. It comes after the Daily Mail claimed in August that it would have cost Spurs £35 million to sign the Championship star.

Grealish has already established himself as the leader of his side, donning the captain’s armband for the Villans, and may feel that a move to West Ham is not the step up that he may be hoping for.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MARCH 16 : Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on March 16, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Already with interest from the likes of Tottenham, it seems inevitable that if Grealish were to make the move to the London Stadium, where he may be more likely to play regular first team football, it would be a mere stepping stone.

Much like Dimitri Payet in the past and even Marko Arnautovic, he would be making the move to east London knowing that his long term aims of playing elite level football are unlikely to be achieved with the Hammers.

West Ham may have their work cut out and clearly have an ambitious project, of which Grealish could form a fundamental part, but they do not yet have the pulling power of their rivals.

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