Aston Villa fans mock Tottenham Hotspur over Jack Grealish failure

Adama Traore of Middlesbrough looks on as Jack Grealish of Aston Villa controls the ball as Ryan Shotton of Middlesbrough looks on during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final...

Aston Villa defied Tottenham's interest to keep hold of midfielder.

Adama Traore of Middlesbrough looks on as Jack Grealish of Aston Villa controls the ball as Ryan Shotton of Middlesbrough looks on during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final...

Aston Villa scored a major victory on transfer deadline day when they retained the services of Jack Grealish.

Tottenham Hotspur had been trying to sign Grealish since June, with the saga dragging right up until the final day of the transfer window.

 

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's gamble failed to pay off, with Spurs attempting to take advantage of Villa's financial crisis.

The Mail reported back in June that Spurs wanted to pay as little as £15 million for Grealish, who Villa valued at double the price.

Villa were facing the potential threat of administration amid financial problems.

If Spurs had simply paid up then, when Villa were desperate, they may have got their man.

Adam Clayton of Middlesbrough battles for possession with Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Aston Villa and...

Instead, Villa found investment in late July, and monetary stresses eased.

This left the Championship side in the driving seat and with Grealish staying professional and refusing to strike or try to force a move, Tottenham didn't manage to convince Villa to sell.

Tottenham Hotspur's Chairman Daniel Levy (C) alongside Sporting Director Damien Comolli (R) take their seats before the Premiership football match against Stoke City at The Britannia...

After a seriously worrying transfer window, Villa ended it on a high by keeping their local hero and star man.

Fans were quick to mock Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy after the transfer window closed...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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