Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Aston Villa attacker Jack Grealish this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The Championship side are in financial difficulty after failing to win promotion to the Premier League and the report suggests Spurs have been impressed with the skilful attacking midfielder this season.

There is little doubting that Grealish fits the mould of a Tottenham signing – especially under current boss Mauricio Pochettino.

He is young, versatile, technically gifted, has room to improve given the appropriate training – and a sell-on value.

However, while Grealish could be a smart addition and is clearly an able player, if Tottenham are to challenge for major honours should we be making new signings from English football’s second tier?

Harry Kane’s new contract, which is said to have smashed the club’s wage structure, is source for real encouragement.

Not only does it allow Tottenham the ability to keep our best players, but it potentially bumps up the salary on offer for top-drawer new signings.

Grealish, at a cut-price due to Villa’s financial woes, to be taken under Pochettino’s wing? That’s the old Daniel Levy.

After Kane’s deal and the increase in available salary, I’d prefer an established international that can improve the Tottenham team – paid appropriate wages and asked to make an immediate impact.