Darren Anderton insists Jack Grealish won’t improve Tottenham

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers ace Darren Anderton has said that Jack Grealish may not necessary improve Tottenham Hotspur, should the north London club make an approach for his services. The 23-year-old was heavily linked with Spurs during last summer’s transfer window but ultimately the midfielder decided to stay put with the Villains and sign a new long-term deal.

Since then, he has captained the west Midlands outfit to a second-straight Championship play-off final but Anderton does not believe the midfielder has the credentials to walk straight into the starting lineup at Spurs, he told SportingBet: “Jack Grealish wouldn’t improve Tottenham’s team and they’ve got better players in his position already.

“We’ve seen from his performances for Aston Villa this season that he’s a very talented player but he isn’t good enough to walk straight into their starting team. Grealish certainly has the potential to develop into a top, top player and he would fit the Spurs ethos, but if he joins it would very much be as a squad player.”

Grealish has already represent England at the Under-21 level but he has not quite made the jump to the senior squad with manager Gareth Southgate stating that Premier League football remains a necessity to judge his progress. As such, the midfielder is bound to be desperate for top-flight action next term and that could be away from the Villains, should they fail to get promoted by winning the Championship play-off final.

The Villains have been one of the most in-form teams during the past two months and they go into the final against Derby County as the favourites. Still, they can’t get complacent over the same, considering the pressure of the play-off final. Villa reached the same phase during the previous campaign only to suffer a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham.