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‘I said no’: Father of £100m star explains why he blocked Tottenham transfer

The father of Manchester City star Jack Grealish admits he was not impressed by the way Tottenham Hotspur tried to lure the treble-winner to the Premier League back in 2018.

It’s fair to say that Aston Villa got what they deserved for their obstinacy.

In August 2018, just three years after turning down a £25 million offer from Tottenham Hotspur, Jack Grealish decided to leave his beloved claret-and-blue team for an additional £75 million. A proposal from Manchester City was accepted by Villa, making the England international the most expensive player in Premier League history at the time.

And if you’re wondering why Daniel Levy is so despised by some Spurs fans, Grealish’s father’s words during a conversation with VG should go a long way toward explaining.

Tottenham missed out on Man City’s Jack Grealish

Grealish Sr. says, “I told Tottenham, ‘Put some serious money on the table.”I answered, “No, Jack is not going,” since I didn’t want to see the club of our hearts robbed of money.There was a problem.They made an effort to acquire him on the cheap.For a pitiful sum.We’re not going, I said. Perhaps I was foolish.

Tottenham might have secured the services of one of the most gifted English footballers of his time had Levy been ready to go a little further. A triple champion with Champions League and Premier League winners medals in his personal trophy cabinet.

The 28-year-old’s father will rest better knowing that Grealish’s failed transfer to Tottenham was not, in the end, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity lost thanks to the player’s impressive trophy tally since going to Manchester.

A treble-winner at City

“After passing on Spurs, I questioned, “Have I completely embarrassed myself? Have I made a mistake?” Will Jack ever have the opportunity to compete against such outstanding players?

There is no question in the Grealish household that his promise has most definitely been realized as a regular in a Man City team vying for the biggest rewards against the biggest opposition.

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