Yesterday, on Sunday, Old Trafford looked on absolutely bewildered as the sublime Jack Grealish whipped a sumptuous bending right-footed strike over the top of David De Gea and into the top right-hand corner from a tough ankle to open the scoring.
The English midfield man is one of the best players outside of the Premier League’s top six, and that’s despite the fact that he was playing his football in the Championship last season. Without Grealish, Villa likely wouldn’t have been promoted, but now they’re in the top flight and he’s linked with Manchester United.
Of course, before Villa’s promotion and even after it, the Lilywhites were linked with a move for the 24-year-old. The Villan’s skipper very nearly moved to Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino on summer deadline day 2018 (Sky Sports), and then again in summer 2019 Grealish made is clear he’d rebuff any offers from the Lilywhites (Sky Sports).
Yesterday, however, the Villa man shone against United, scoring that peach to make it 1-0 to the visitors in a game that would go on to finish 2-2, and after the game Ole Gunnar Spolskjaer was coy when asked about the Grealish amid the recent links between the player and Man United (The Mirror).
It’s certainly something to worry about for Tottenham fans. Grealish is one of England’s young stars in the Premier League, and at 24-years-old he’s showing signs that he’s developing from a young starlet into a top-level superstar, and he can find that level at Tottenham.
Should we go back in for Jack Grealish?
The likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are all English players who became superstars at Tottenham, and losing out to Man United for Grealish would be missing out on the chance to see the Villa man follow on that path at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.