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Why signing this £30m English sensation could be the biggest blunder by Tottenham this summer

Why signing Jack Grealish could be the blunder of the summer by Tottenham Hotspur

The Lilywhites are buzzing after handing new deals to manager Mauricio Pochettino and talisman Harry Kane. The manager signed a new five-year contract with the club which ties him to Spurs until 2023.

England captain Harry Kane was also handed a new six-year deal, which will essentially keep him at the White Hart Lane until 2024. The club seems to be progressing step by step over the last few years.

Tottenham have shown immense growth and progress under Pochettino but the Argentine is yet to win a trophy with the club. He has come agonisingly close a few times but has failed to win a trophy so far.

Spurs finished 3rd in the league last season behind Manchester United and champions Manchester City. Pochettino will now be aiming to claim his first piece of silverware after clearing up his future at the club.

Spurs have been linked with Aston Villa attacking midfielder Jack Grealish over the last few days. The club are reportedly interested in bringing the 22-year-old to London. Aston Villa have set a price tag of £30million. Spurs could be aiming to take advantage of Aston Villa’s financial situation, which requires the club to raise £40million through sales.

The England U21 international enjoyed his most fruitful campaign last time out though he was sidelined with a kidney injury for a considerable amount of time. He made a total of 22 appearances in the Championship last season, scoring 3 goals and providing 6 assists along the way.

He uses a blend of trickery and creativity in his game and brings a whole new dimension to the team. He has also got excellent ability to distribute the ball, with the midfielder averaging a pass success rate of 85.6% in the Championship last season.

The youngster was largely influential for the Villans in the middle of the park. But does it make sense for Tottenham to pursue his signature?

Jack Grealish

Tottenham already possess the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and a number of other players in that position. It’s hard to see Grealish receive any sort of regular minutes under Pochettino.

Grealish has all the potential to go on and become a dominant midfielder but a lack of game time at such a tender age could affect the player’s growth and development.

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It would make far more sense for the 22-year-old to see a move elsewhere. A move which would see the player play regularly and blossom into the final product he’s so capable of.

From Spurs’ perspective, Pochettino could use those funds to bolster his squad in other positions instead of having to cram up his midfield options. The move doesn’t seem feasible at all and it’s certainly one that the club needs to avoid.