Manchester United are reportedly prepared to step up their interest in signing Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish after monitoring his progress over the past 18 months. Grealish has impressed since the Villains’ return to the Premier League this term and he has netted seven goals and registered six assists from 26 league appearances.
According to The Sun, the club have been keeping a close eye on the playmaker’s progress over the past one-and-a-half years and they are now likely to make an attempt to sign him. The report goes on to claim that Solskjaer has only heard good things about both Grealish’s character and what he could potentially bring to his side.
Manchester United remain keen to sign Jack Grealish despite recent off-field trouble, reports The Sun ✍️
The Red Devils hope to pay just £50m for him should Aston Villa get relegated ? pic.twitter.com/iVkPbXPJvx
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United have improved their creativity in the final third after the winter arrival of Bruno Fernandes and the return of Paul Pogba following his ankle surgery, should bring about a further improvement on the chances created.
Still, there are doubts over the long-term future of Pogba, who has been linked with both Juventus and Real Madrid, and United could sanction his exit when the transfer window reopens, and Grealish could be a perfect replacement for Pogba, given he has the preference to play in a more central midfield role despite starring on the left wing for the Villains this season.
Grealish’s versatility of playing anywhere across the attack or the midfield has definitely got the attention of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he could have a long-term career at Old Trafford, if he does make the move.