Tottenham tipped to sign £80m star this summer

Jose Mourinho celebrates

Tottenham's summer of spending now has lift-off.

After weeks of speculation, former Southampton midfielder put pen to paper and officially signed for Spurs.

It took a while for everything to get sorted, but he was finally announced earlier this week.

According to reports, he has signed for a fee of £15m but in theory, it will only be a £3m investment.

That's because Kyle Walker-Peters has headed in the opposite direction for £12m.

Timothy Castagne has been touted as the right-back's replacement, an area of the squad they'll need to improve in after initially missing out on Thomas Meunier who eventually joined Borussia Dortmund. 

However, the rumour mill is refusing to back down when it comes to one long-term Tottenham target.

Kyle Walker-Peters

That happens to be Jack Grealish. It's been reported that Aston Villa would sell the player this summer if their £80m asking price was met.

He was a target for Spurs last summer and came close to signing for the north Londoners before things fell through and he stayed at Villa.

However, if Spurs have the money this summer, then former midfielder Jamie O'Hara has backed the club to make a move and sign the ever-improving Englishman.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he commented: 

"He’s had a great season, he would be brilliant for Spurs.

"We should have got him a season ago when he was a lot cheaper. I don’t know if Spurs have got the money, maybe if they offload a couple. He would be great."

That being said, O'Hara added that his asking price was perhaps too much: "He’s not worth £80m; I love him, but in the current market, absolutely no chance." 

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GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Grealish would be an absolutely fabulous signing for anyone in the top-flight.

Runners have become so important in modern football and that was all too evident in the Champions League this week. Kylian Mbappe was introduced late on in PSG's win over Atalanta on Wednesday night and his clever runs off the ball eventually proved to be the Italian side's downfall.

Now, Grealish is also a pretty clever player, and when it comes to drawing the opponents towards him, there are few better in English football.

The 24-year-old was the most fouled player in the Premier this term, being brought to the floor 4.6 times a match. His dribbling ability - making two successful runs per match - is also incredibly eye-catching.

Jack Grealish versus Arsenal

Blessed with the ability to score and create as well, he is pretty much the perfect player for a side like Spurs.

It was hardly a surprise to see the Villa midfielder compared to Dele Alli this season, but unfortunately for the Spurs man, Grealish comes out on top - that's according to Jermaine Jenas anyway.

He suggested in February: "You know we are talking about Mount, Maddison, Dele Alli and he’s the best of the bunch right now." 

Based on that alone, he'd be a terrific signing. However, as O'Hara says, £80m is probably a bit too much.

Daniel Levy needs to get his negotiating hat on.

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