‘Serious player’ right to reject Spurs for ‘elite’ club – Collymore

Date published: Tuesday 13th October 2020 10:03 - Joe Williams

Jack Grealish Aston Villa Spurs

Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore reckons Jack Grealish was “right” to reject Spurs as he is now a “serious player”.

Grealish was man of the match in England’s 3-0 victory over Wales, which came only a few days after he starred in Villa’s 7-2 victory over Liverpool, scoring two goals and providing three assists.

There has been heavy speculation that he could be a target for Man Utd and Tottenham, with the latter reportedly making a £25m move for the Villa captain back in August 2018.

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They failed with a deadline day bid for Grealish with BBC reporter Simon Stone claiming at the time that Grealish was ‘furious at being priced out of a move to’ Spurs.

However, Collymore believes it was Grealish that rejected Spurs and that it was the correct decision.

Collymore wrote in the Daily Mirror: “He made the right decision not moving when Spurs wanted him. He’d have just been in their squad at that point.

“Since then Jack has taken a step up and is a serious player.

“Well done for not taking that move, helping get Villa into the top flight, but he can play for any elite club now.”

On the controversial ‘Project Big Picture’, Collymore added: “The Premier League’s elite clubs, led by Liverpool and Manchester United, are using the global pandemic to seize control of football.

“You’ve got an economic slowdown, folk losing their jobs and clubs banned from letting fans into their grounds, and football’s top dogs have decided to make their move.

“They are offering incentives to the lower reaches, to install themselves as the unopposed rulers of the game, cementing a status as the unopposed aristocracy.

“I find it is insulting, insensitive and it makes a mockery of a semblance of solidarity from top to bottom.

“I am disgusted that they think they can get all the power and the vetoes to run the Premier League, by bunging the desperate club’s below some much-needed cash. Anger can’t express what I feel.”


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