Jack Grealish should ignore Chelsea; Tottenham better option

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...

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea reportedly want Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa looks on 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 star Jack Grealish is a player in demand, with Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Newcastle United among the clubs reported to be interested.

According to Sky Sports, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in Grealish, who can operate as a winger or as an attacking midfielder, while The Chronicle has reported that Newcastle are monitoring his situation.

A report in TEAMtalk today has claimed that Chelsea are interested in Grealish, and are willing to offer £30 million and loan him back to Villa for the 2018-19 campaign.

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...

While that would be a very tempting offer for the Villans, who have FFP issues, for Grealish, it would actually stunt his growth and he should opt for Tottenham, if indeed the North London club make a bid for him this summer.

Staying at Villa for another season in the Championship is not going to do much for Grealish if he is to go back to Chelsea and play in the Premier League and the Champions League.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

The 22-year-old would also struggle to break into the Chelsea first team due to competition for places, just as Ross Barkley has.

Tottenham would be the best place for the attacker to develop and grow. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has proved him how he make young players better - just take a look at Dele Alli and Harry Kane - and although Grealish would have to work very hard and be patient, he would stand a much better chance of progressing as a footballer at Spurs than he would at Chelsea.

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