Conor Hourihane praises Aston Villa teammate Jack Grealish

Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa celebrates his goal for Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final First Leg between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park...

Jack Grealish, reportedly on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur, is hailed by his Aston Villa teammate Conor Hourihane.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa applauds the fans after the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final first leg match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park, Birmingham on...

Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane has told Sky Sports that his teammate and reported Tottenham Hotspur target Jack Grealish is too good for the Championship.

Hourihane made the comments about his Villa teammate following the Villans’ 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park in the first leg of the Championship playoff semi-final tie on Saturday afternoon.

Grealish played well for Dean Smith’s side and was involved in both the goals for the home team.

 

The 23-year-old attacking midfielder set up Hourihane for the opening goal, and then earned the penalty in the second half which Tammy Abraham successfully converted.

The youngster, who can also operate as a winger, has been linked with a move to Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

According to The Mirror, Spurs are interested in signing Grealish from Villa this summer.

The 23-year-old is reported to have a £60 million buyout clause in his contract and earns £70,000 per week as salary.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa challenged by Matt Phillips of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final first leg match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich...

Hourihane told Sky Sports about Grealish: "Jack's the best player in the league, in my opinion. He has got so much quality.

“He is probably too good for the league. He does that every week for us, he's fantastic.”

Grealish will be a smart signing for Tottenham in the summer transfer window, but if Villa get promoted to the Premier League, then they may not feel any need to sell him.

Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final First Leg between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on May 11, 2019 in...

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