Report: West Ham aiming to challenge Tottenham for Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa looks to get passed the Middlesbrough defence during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on March 16, 2019 in...

West Ham United are reportedly joining the battle for Jack Grealish.

Jack Grealish (10) of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park, Birmingham on Saturday 16th March 2019.

According to The Mirror, West Ham United are joining Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish this summer.

Grealish, 23, has starred for Villa this season, notching four goals and five assists whilst producing some sensational performances of late.

If anybody had any doubts about Grealish being a Premier League player, then they will at least know by now that the playmaker is at least simply too good for the Championship.

 

Grealish needs a move to the top flight in order to play Premier League football though, and it's widely expected that he will move on if Villa don't sneak into the Premier League through the playoffs.

Now, The Mirror report that Tottenham are looking to resurrect their 2018 move for Grealish, as he almost made a move to Spurs last summer before Villa were saved from financial ruin.

The report adds that Spurs face a surprise battle though, as Bournemouth as well as London rivals West Ham United are interested in signing Grealish too.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa looks to get passed the Middlesbrough defence during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on March 16, 2019 in...

A move for Grealish would be something of a surprise, given that West Ham already have to figure out the best way to jam both Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini into the side, and adding Grealish wouldn't exactly help that problem.

Manuel Pellegrini may still feel that Grealish can bring some added creativity to the West Ham side amid question marks over Samir Nasri's future, and Spurs may now face a real battle with an unlikely contender for Grealish's signature.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on March 10, 2019 in Birmingham,...

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