What if Jack Grealish had headed to Tottenham Hotspur?
“Gabriel Agbonlahor joked that Manchester City fans should be grateful to chairman Daniel Levy for not moving to Tottenham, with the player winning the English Premier League (EPL), English FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League (UCL) with Pep Guardiola,” Talk Sport reported on Friday.스포츠토토
“But if Tottenham’s offer had gone through, it would have been a very different Grealish. He received an offer from Spurs during the 2017-18 season, but the deal fell through. Four years later, he moved to Man City in a £100 million deal.”
Villa legend Agbonlahor added: “At the time, he thought Tottenham was a great club and the transfer was close. “Now I think he has to thank Levy. Now you can compare Tottenham to Man City, and you can compare Villa to Tottenham.”
“For whatever reason, it didn’t happen, and I think it’s something that Grealish will say in 10 years’ time, ‘I thank God that it didn’t happen’. I’m sure Villa and City are grateful too,” he joked.
City spent an astronomical amount of money to acquire Griezmann in 2021. It was a City club record and the highest transfer fee in EPL history. In need of a legitimate striker, City passed up Harry Kane to add to their arsenal.
After struggling with acclimatization issues, Griezmann has finally settled in at City. It culminated in a historic ‘treble’ under Guardiola. He is now enjoying the ceremonies with Holland and his teammates.
Agbonlahor reiterated that Griezmann could have been headed to a “non-traveling” Tottenham instead of a “traveling” City. He further joked that City fans and Grealish would have to thank Levy for not closing the deal, killing Tottenham twice.