Aston Villa unwilling to sell Jacob Ramsey

Tottenham suffer a blow in their pursuit of the services of Jacob Ramsey as Aston Villa are not ready to sanction his departure.

According to a report from Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur are looking for ways to reinforce their squad and they were keen on adding Jacob Ramsey to their squad. But, the North London club have suffered a blow as Aston Villa are no longer looking to sanction his sale with their finances now in check.

Unai Emery’s team where not in the best of financial situations and they were in desperate need of offloading a few of their players to comply with the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR). Ramsey was expected to be one of their biggest sales of the summer.

Since the 23-year-old is an academy graduate his departure would have resulted in a 100% profit for their books. Despite him having three years left on his deal, Villa were ready to offload him but they have now taken a U-turn following the departure of midfield trio Douglas Luiz, Morgan Sanson and Tim Iroegbunam.

All three of them departed before the 30 June deadline for submitting the club’s 2023-24 accounts. Luiz was their biggest sale and the report suggests these transfers have helped them take care of the PSR. Villa no longer want to offload Ramsey which is a huge blow for Spurs.

Tottenham suffer blow in Ramsey pursuit

The North London club were keen on adding more quality to their midfield. While the Villa academy graduate struggled with injuries last season and could only feature in 21 matches, his potential and his versatility are what attracted their attention.

Ramsey’s arrival would have given them an ideal cover for James Maddison. With him capable enough to feature on the left flank as well as a striker, Ange Postecoglou would have had more tactical options.

While Tottenham remain keen on signing the 23-year-old despite the rollover into a new financial year, Villa are no longer ready to sell. Emery feels he can still play an important part in their first team next season and has decided to keep hold of him.

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