Man United open Jack Grealish talks again. Grealish is set to be hot property at the end of the season after an impressive step up to the Premier League featuring nine goals and eight assists has seen him tipped with a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020.
Manchester United have opened talks with Aston Villa about signing midfielder Jack Grealish this summer, according to reports. Indeed, United have already been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old, with reports suggesting the Red Devils are prepared to triple his wages to bring him to Old Trafford.
According to the Manchester Evening News, United got in touch with Villa in February about Grealish, as part of their plan each season to “execute” deals in that month.
Grealish has also been tipped to sign for a “big club” by Villa teammate Frederic Guilbert. “He’s a top player,” Guilbert told France Football. “I think he has the ability to go to a big club this summer.
[After] The [European Championships], clearly, [he] will go.” Villa boss Dean Smith, meanwhile, has always been insistent that Grealish’s heart remains with the West Midlands club after rising through the ranks at his boyhood club.
However, he recently admitted that keeping the player at the club in the summer will be a tough ask. “Obviously, staying in this league is one of the biggest things to help us keep Jack Grealish,” Smith said.
“He wants to play at the highest level and he wants to win trophies.” Grealish’s future will likely depend on whether Villa are playing in the Premier League next season. Smith’s side sit 19th, two points adrift of safety.
Source – Teamtalk
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