Tony Cascarino has questioned the reported buy-out clause in Jack Grealish's contract as he labelled the Aston Villa man as a 'real talent'.
The Mirror claims that Grealish has a £60 million release clause in his current deal, with the promotion-chasing outfit protecting themselves against potential suitors such as Tottenham Hotspur.
It is said that Spurs have been long admirers of the 23-year-old, who will be hoping to guide his team to the Premier League after missing out last season.
Speaking to the Weekend Sports Breakfast on TalkSport (05/05/2019 at 8:20 pm), former Villa striker Cascarino explained why the clause in Grealish's contract is too much.
"Apparently on his contract, there's a £60 million buy-out clause which seems a hell of a lot of money," Cascarino told TalkSport. "Jack is a real talent. He can get wonder goals. He's a very technically gifted player. I think if he played at a higher level, whether that's with Villa or another Premier League club, he can shine again.
"It's still a lot of money for a guy that has done very, very well. He's 23 now. But you're paying for a player where you're not getting the complete package, which you'd think you would get for £60 million. So, it's a really tough one.
"I think if you could get Jack for half that then a lot of clubs would be prepared to do that."
Grealish was part of the Villa team that was beaten by Fulham in the playoff final last May and he doesn't want to be experiencing that same feeling again this season.
He will be preparing for Villa's two-legged playoff showdown against West Brom, starting with their encounter at Villa Park this Saturday.
A failure to reach England's top-flight once again with his boyhood club will only increase his chances of leaving the club in the summer because he has proven time and time again that he is too good to be playing Championship football.
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