Tottenham Hotspur target Jack Grealish's mentality just like Gareth Bale, teammate claimed

Jack Grealish  of Aston Villa  celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on December 10, 2016 in...

Tottenham are keen on signing Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa is seen at the full time whistle as fans invade the pitch during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Aston Villa and...

The Telegraph reported last week that Tottenham Hotspur are keen on a move for Aston Villa's Jack Grealish.

Grealish is said to be available if a Premier League side can meet Villa's lofty demands as they seek to raise cash following their promotion failure.

The jury is out on whether Spurs should pay up for Grealish, but previous comments from Alan Hutton can be filed for the 'buy him' argument.

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...

Former Spurs full-back Hutton is a teammate of Grealish at Villa and spoke highly of his attitude after he broke through.

Hutton compared Grealish's mentality to ex-Spurs maestro Gareth Bale, who he played alongside at Spurs.

He told The Star in 2014: "Jack has everything to progress into a world-class player.

"For someone of his young age, he’s got unbelievable talent and has been well able for the Premier League. He’s got a different style to Gareth (Bale) but is similar in how down to earth he is."

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on April 3, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

For a team like Tottenham who are careful not to bring in disruptive players to their tightly knit squad, the comments on Grealish's attitude can only bode well.

He has had to deal with a lot of expectation and pressure at Villa, and while this would continue if he moved with a big price tag, Grealish has shown he can handle it.

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