Jack Grealish sends message on Instagram to Tottenham pal

Joshua Onomah #25 of Tottenham Hotspur chases the ball during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur at Camping World Stadium on July...

Jack Grealish has been rumoured to on Tottenham's radar.

Villa player Jack Grealish in action  during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish is Tottenham's priority transfer target, The Telegraph reported late last week.

Grealish is Aston Villa's most highly valued asset, and their dire financial situation could lead to them cashing in.

Former England under-21 midfielder Grealish sent a message to Tottenham player Joshua Onomah at the weekend, calling him his 'brother', after their spell together at Villa last season with the Spurs talent on loan.

 

Grealish's potential arrival at Tottenham could actually end up sealing Onomah's exit.

The Telegraph report Tottenham could try to knock down Villa's asking price for Grealish by offerieng Onomah in part-exchange along with Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Joshua Onomah #25 of Tottenham Hotspur chases the ball during the International Champions Cup 2017 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur at Camping World Stadium on July...

Onomah had a steady if unspectacular season out on loan for Villa last season, where he got the chance to play consistently for the first time.

Letting him go permanently could backfire on Spurs, especially after his starring role at the under-20 World Cup a year ago, but his chances of playing regularly next season are already not especially high, and will take a further hit if his 'brother' Jack Grealish is signed.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch