God it boggles my mind how a teamtalk story like this has carried so far and wide. Genuinely everything they write is rubbish or a report of a report of a report. Must just be some algorithm which says if Chelsea are linked then link Tottenham with swoop. If Tottenham are linked then link Chelsea with a swoop.
It's not always about good or not good enough, especially when it comes to Chelsea.
Ross Barkely is good enough for example (when not injured)... it's just that often there are too many players at these clubs, cliques, over paid wages so the incentive to work tha tlittle harder in order to play isn't there. It's about fine margins.
Grealish would but nuts to go to Chelsea purely because no Chelsea Manager in the forseeable future is going to risk youth players. They will want established stars, because as Long as Abramovich is there, it's trophies or bust.
As for Chelsea's overall scheme of buying everyone under 23 and loaning them out to all and sundry, this needs putting to pasture. It's money laundering if you ask me, and does nothing for the players or the market.
Considering how many thought he isn't good enough, I can't wait to see the meltdown if he goes to Chelsea. Although I can't see that happening now.
That said, if he were to. It would be the end of grealish's career. We've seen it so often at Chelsea and City that young talent goes there and is never heard of again until they rock up at Sunderland in 4 years time having played about 6 league Cup games in that time. Would be mad to go there.
In the short term that's an OK strategy, but when agents see players like Kane and Dele getting touted as mega targets for the super rich while players like Loftus Cheek are relatively unheard of, a move to Spurs isn't necessarily a lesser goal.