Report: Tottenham Hotspur expect to wrap up Grealish transfer by July 21

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...

Tottenham are pursuing Aston Villa midfielder.

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...

Tottenham Hotspur are keen to sign Jack Grealish and are confident of getting the deal done in the next fortnight.

Football London report Spurs 'expect' to sign him before they fly out on pre-season tour to America.

The date Spurs fly to the US is July 21, the Evening Standard report.

As many as nine first team Tottenham players are expected to miss the start of the tour due to their late World Cup involvement, due to heavy representation in the England, Belgium and France squads.

That is an additional reason for Spurs to want a new face in, as well as the benefits of integrating him early and giving supporters a lift.

A new signing will also increase competitiveness within the squad, and Grealish could just be the start.

Spurs have signed nobody yet so far this transfer window, but activity is likely to increase now with the World Cup over.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa shoots during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

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