Tottenham Hotspur could have marked £80million-appraised Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish for just £6m year and a half back

DANIEL LEVY will trust his assurance to drive a hard deal that doesn’t cause issues down the road for him at Villa Park this evening.

Manor, at that point destitute and in the Championship, were eager to sell their star man at that small cost as they frantically required the cash.

It was July 2018 and Levy and the squad was actually at the air terminal holding on to take off to Los Angeles for a pre-season visit.

In any case, the Spurs supremo accepted he could get Grealish for £5m, or even £4m, so he chose to make Villa sweat and loaded onto the plane.

It ended up being a serious mix-up in light of the fact that, when he arrived in LA 11 hours after the fact, Villa had been purchased by very rich

What’s more, that implied they were never again skint and in urgent need of cash .

 so their approaching cost for Grealish was up to £40m.

Prods considered arranging another offer of £20m, yet Levy realized it would be dismissed so they pulled out of the race to sign the previous England Under-21 star.

Grealish was gutted as he had started to really want a change toward the North London club.

In any case, he figured out how to put that mistake behind him as he drove his childhood icons Villa once more into the Premier League through the end of

Grealish, 24, has kicked on again this term and his remarkable showcases have gotten the eyes of Europe’s top clubs — including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.

The Red Devils are accepted to arrange an £80m summer swoop for the playmaker.

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