Bruce: Spurs nowhere near Aston Villa’s asking price for Grealish

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has said that Spurs have come nowhere matching the club’s valuation for midfielder Jack Grealish.

Grealish has been the subject of interest from several top Premier League clubs this summer after finally seeming to deliver on his massive potential for Aston Villa in the Championship.

Tottenham, who are one of only two Premier League clubs still to make a signing, are thought to be in negotiations with Villa regarding the transfer of the Birmingham born midfielder, however, manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that they “haven’t got anywhere near” matching Villa’s asking price:

“We don’t want to lose our best players, but they’re aware of course is that everyone has their price. The best thing the owners have been able to do is not let anybody go on the cheap.

“So if someone wants to buy our players, they’re going to have to find a premium and make sure the owners are comfortable with it.

“We all know what football is, but at the moment Spurs haven’t got anywhere near what the owners want to consider – so there’s not a discussion to be had at the moment, because they’ve not got anywhere near the figure they demand.”

Chelsea have also been credited with having an interest in the 22-year-old in recent days, although it seems as though he is likely to feature in Villa’s Championship opener against Hull City on August 6.

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