I get it, I do, there are Spurs fans limping about with erections thinking about Grealish. 7 good games and he's a superstar. See Villa won again without him. Perhaps we should be looking for Grealish and McGinn. Maybe SausageVince was right all along.The league they play in is an indication of their abilities? The Eredivsie is on the whole bang average. The Holland team for quite a few seasons has been terrible with very little talent to select. Only now, in the last few years have players like DeJong and Deligt appeared. PSV have a couple of talented players, Lozano and another winger whose name escapes me, but look at Janssen and Locadia who scored goals for fun in Holland but have been rubbish in the PL. There is no guarantee players like Neres and Ziyech can transfer their talents to a better league either
VanDijk left Holland and played in Scotland for Celtic before joining Southampton and then Liverpool and look at him now. I didn't see anyone say that Van Dijk was world class when he played in Holland or in the Scottish League. Some players take time to develop. Grealish has taken a bit longer to come good but he is on the right road and might make a very clever signing for someone if Villa don't come up.
Van Dijk experienced big games against Barcelona etc, not Rotherham and Ipswich. Now £40million is the going rate for "Well he is homegrown"?
Any deals going with Ipswich. I mean they weren't good enough to stay in the Championship, but at least they don't play abroad.