Eurosport France declared that Manchester United are closing in on sealing a move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish ahead of the summer transfer window, however The Athletic’s David Ornstein says that isn’t the case as the Red Devils are trying to find a holding midfielder rather.
“Some contacts tell me United are not in for Grealish and are focusing more on a holding midfielder than his kind of position,” Ornstein stated during a Q&A session on The Athletic.
” In a typical market, I think Villa would have been trying to find around ₤40/50 m if they got relegated, approximately ₤90 m if they kept up. It’s not a typical market now.
“He will be keen for a big move whether it’s this summer or very soon. Not sure if his lockdown misdemeanour will go down well to potential suitors or Gareth Southgate.”
Grealish has actually been linked with Man Utd for most of the campaign, and while he has actually impressed suitors with a great person campaign for the Villans, it does appear that the Red Devils aren’t especially keen on him.
The Villa skipper, 24, has 7 league goals and 6 assists to his name in 26 appearances this term, and has actually been tipped to make the next 3 Lions squad when international action resumes.
While Dean Smith’s side are lying precariously in the danger zone, Grealish has actually been a shining light for the Midland side this term and is the major factor they have an opportunity of leaving the drop.
He will absolutely leave Villa Park this summer or the next, however with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba at his beck and call, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be preferably trying to find a more defensive-minded midfielder, and it won’ t be unexpected if the Old Trafford outfit do not pursue him.
Nevertheless, the links won’ t be disappearing anytime soon, however, and it will be intriguing to see what takes place moving forward.