Tottenham transfer news: Aston Villa boss Dean Smith fires Jack Grealish warning to Spurs

That’s according to Villa head coach Dean Smith.

Grealish will captain Villa at Wembley on Monday in the Championship Play-Off Final, which could well be his final game for the side.

The 23-year-old has been at his boyhood club since he was six, but his time at the Midlands side could be coming to an end this summer amidst interest from Premier League sides.

Tottenham had a bid rejected for the England Under-21 star last summer, but Grealish instead opted to sign a new five-year contract. 

But it seems that Tottenham could be set to make a fresh move this summer as they look to break their 18-month transfer window silence.

Smith, however, insists he is not expecting to see Grealish leave even if his side falls at the last hurdle on Monday.

“He loves Aston Villa and he’ll want nothing more than to get promoted with Aston Villa,” the head coach said.

“If we don’t go up he’ll cost someone a hell of a lot of money if they want to buy him.

“For me he is committed to Aston Villa and we’ve not even spoken about it otherwise.

Smith also praised Grealish as a potential difference-maker at Wembley.

Villa will go into the final as the betting favourites after beating West Brom in the playoffs, while Derby produced a brilliant comeback to beat Leeds United.

Ahead of what could be a career-defining game for the young attacking midfielder, Smith believes Grealish has showed maturity and class.

“Jack has been normal throughout,” he continued.

“It is not about one person or pressure, it’s about the team. If players perform as a team you have more chance.

“Yes, Jack Grealish has got that little bit of brilliance but so have the others. Talking to Jack, he knows that.

“He has relished being the captain of Aston Villa and is looking forward to the game and hopefully getting that win.”

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