Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish back in 2018.
And after the club’s opening offer for the playmaker resurfaced, many Spurs fans have shared their embarrassment on social media.
The Independent reported back in August 2018 that Tottenham’s initial offer was a £3 million fee plus midfielder Josh Onomah, which was quickly turned down.
The report claims Spurs did get close to the £25 million asking price, but as we all know, the boyhood Villa fan remained at Villa Park, helping them to promotion less than 12 months later.
Twitter: @RickSpur @IndyFootball Biggest mistake EVER made by spurs!! (@GraemeMair4)
Twitter: @RickSpur @IndyFootball Disgraceful. Embarrassing. #Levyout (@Archie_Tashjian)
Twitter: @RickSpur @IndyFootball The moment the wheels came off. (@molotovstrategy)
Twitter: @RickSpur @IndyFootball Ridiculous (@marcb3381)
Twitter: @RickSpur @IndyFootball Typical levy move (@EssexJarv)
Twitter: @RickSpur @IndyFootball Disgraceful (@dillzcoys)
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Grealish scored three goals and provided six assists in 22 Championship starts during the 2017/18 season, so in our eyes, that £3 million fee for a promising 22-year-old was ridiculous from Spurs.
Looking back now makes it even worse in our opinion. Now 24, Grealish has already been involved in 12 Premier League goals under Dean Smith this season and looks set to play a crucial role in Villa’s attempts to avoid the drop.
Transfermarkt currently value Grealish at £31.5 million, but to us, we think that should be even higher.
He’s under contract until 2023 and we feel he still has a few years left to improve before reaching his prime, so in today’s market, should be pushing the £40 million barrier with ease.
It would’ve been a catastrophe if Villa parted ways with Grealish 18 months ago, and it’s good to see several Tottenham fans hitting out at the club’s initial 2018 bid for the midfielder.