Spurs failed to sign “world-class” £300k-p/w star under Poch, now he’s worth £100m – opinion

Ange Postecoglou has turned Tottenham Hotspur from a team that seemed afraid to play football and labored to terrible results under plodding management into a team that exudes positivity and seems capable of competing with the best. Tottenham Hotspur will be pleased with their quick progress under Postecoglou.

Their never-say-die attitude caused them to lose to Liverpool and Manchester United, while Arsenal was twice knocked back at the Emirates to gain a crucial point. They are the only team in the Premier League to achieve so, aside from their rivals from north London.

The fans are already relishing the revolution being ushered in after years of despair, and the football is electrifying.

Jamie O’Hara of TalkSPORT would concur, saying: “Oh Gabby, I’m enjoying huge Ange.

The arrival of Big Ange has been like a breath of fresh air. I just adore the way we’re playing right now as a football club, including the way he talks and organizes the players.

Fans may be cautiously enthusiastic about their strong start, but the former Celtic manager argues that their success is not a result of a numbers game: “We’re top of the table because we’ve played some terrific football, been consistent, and overcome some significant hurdles. We are currently in that position, but we are still building. Our goal is to get better while we’re still forming our team and playing style. We’ll see where it leads us if we can improve on what we’ve done thus far.

Even if the majority of the team has performed almost flawlessly, there is still a small problem at left flank, where Richarlison keeps making mistakes as Heung-min Son tries to advance into the striker position.

Were they to have someone like Jack Grealish for example, who knows how far this team could go.

Did Spurs nearly sign Jack Grealish?

The addition of the former Aston Villa player may appear like a random choice for a celebrity who may resolve their unresolved problem, but there is a valid explanation for it.

After all, the 28-year-old was previously a target of Spurs, and years before he finally moved to Manchester City, north London may have been the place he called home if they had made a bit more of an effort under Mauricio Pochettino.

In spite of the maverick’s well-publicized £40 million asking price, Daniel Levy devised a cunning scheme to acquire the player from his boyhood club for as cheap as £15 million in 2018, as the Villans sputtered in the Championship. They eventually increased their offer to £25 million, but when it was again turned down, the trickster reportedly became frustrated and pushed for an escape that would never materialize.

At the time, Steve Bruce, the manager of Villa, would laud his star player for how he handled such a setback, saying, “We understand the human aspect. He’ll want to compete in the Champions League, Europe, and the Premier League. The owner is unequivocal in wanting him to remain. In Jack’s defense, he has moved on from

However, it is fair to say that holding on for a little bit longer paid dividends, with Pep Guardiola eventually coming along to pry him once and for all, with a fee few clubs could ever say no to.

The Citizens would pay a mouthwatering £100 million, shattering the British transfer record and setting a nearly unachievable bar. Despite this, Grealish has made an impression. Last season, he realized all of his greatest goals by playing a key role in their historic Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League victories.

It’s distressing to think that Levy could have bought himself a £100 million player three years ago if he had paid the asking price of £40 million. It is, however, so perfectly characteristic of the thrifty businessman who is renown for his unwillingness to spend lavishly.

If they were to replace the England international with Richarlison, who only managed one league goal all of last season, Postecoglou would immediately experience a boost that would propel his already strong team to new heights.

How good is Jack Grealish?

In January 2022, Guardiola gushed, “The best game he has played since he has been with us, by far.” “This performance was outstanding. He played incredibly well. I’m referring to what he needs to do when he has the ball. It is difficult when a team plays such a narrow defense. He performed superbly.

He played wide for Aston Villa, then moved anywhere he pleased and entered. He’s the ideal player, in my opinion, to play off the rules. He is very aggressive, makes amazing runs, and his decision-making is superb. He also dropped the Southampton team to the byline. He was denied two almost uncontested opportunities to dribble and shoot.

He performed quite well. I’m quite happy with Jack’s performance.

In the run-up to the 2022 World Cup, talkSPORT pundit Dean Saunders listed him among England’s “world class” prospect pool, so to receive such high praise from a famous boss as him should say volumes.

The £300,000 per week virtuoso, who started out in the Premier League with just three goals and three assists, did not have an easy time adjusting to life at the Etihad. The following season, he would significantly improve these numbers by making an astonishing 50 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and providing seven assists in the league.

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