Report: West Ham enter race to sign £45k-a-week Tottenham target

Jack Grealish

Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be planning a fresh attempt to acquire the services of Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, after failing with an approach during last summer’s transfer window, however, there appears to be a new admirer in the midfielder, with the Mirror claiming that West Ham are in the hunt to sign the Villa ace.

The 23-year-old has been in stunning form in the Championship since returning from injury, and is also said to be a target for Bournemouth.

Grealish was on the brink of joining Spurs in a £25million deal last year, but shortly after Spurs bid for him was rejected, he signed a new £45,000-a-week deal with Villa – one that has a £45million release clause, according to The Times.

The forward would be an excellent coup for the Hammers, having shown on several occasions that he has the quality to compete at the very top level.

While a move to Tottenham looks attractive, in terms of wages and competition across Europe, joining West Ham might be better for him, as he would struggle to earn first team football with the North London club.

But with Tottenham’s continual interest in Grealish, and their bid for him last summer, they will surely challenge West Ham all the way for his signature this summer.

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Author: Oni Oluwapelumi