Talk of a Jack Grealish Man United transfer is certainly building. Ahead of the game against Aston Villa tonight, let’s talk about the potential signing of the superstar attacking midfielder...
Bruno Fernandes’ arrival at Manchester United has certainly changed the footballing landscape upon Salford Quays. The superstar Portuguese has hit the ground running, scoring goals for fun while bringing big smiles back to Paul Pogba’s face, too.
However, the 20-time Premier League champions still have much work ahead. Football is a squad-game now more than ever. Look across town at Manchester City, who often have two or three world-class attackers on their bench from game-to-game.
Without wanting to directly quote David Moyes from years gone by, that’s something United should be looking to build for themselves.
Enter, Jack Grealish.
Some Manchester United fans believe that Grealish, whom the Red Devils have constantly been linked to, should be no longer signed as he wouldn’t start for the Old Trafford club.
Well, tonight, every United supporter across the globe will get to watch Grealish in action; and I, for one, am excited.
Cast your mind back to *that* goal he scored against United during the 2-2 draw at Old Trafford earlier on in the season. You can only admire the technique, touch and precision that left David de Gea in no man’s land. Grealish is an unbelievable talent.
Alright, he’s been making headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, but Grealish is a young man who is learning just as much about life as he is about football. We’ve all made mistakes in the past, it’s about learning from them.
On the field, the stats speak for themselves. He’s up there with the best this country has to offer when it comes to chance creation. Imagine having that at your disposal as a manager as an option off the bench?
Grealish has that swagger, that arrogance, that confidence which is required to make it at a club like United where the pressure is constantly in. He’ll rise to stardom under the bright lights, not wilt under duress.
For the financial-nerds amongst us, let’s not forget that Aston Villa are knee-deep in a relegation dogfight. That could play right into Solskjaer’s hands as the Reds could land their man in a cut-price deal. I’d like to think that somewhere around the £50million mark would be enough to get the deal done. In today’s game, that’s nothing.
At Villa Park tonight, Grealish will be looking to put on a show against a team he could potentially be running out for next season. Expect to see the tricks, flicks and general talent on full display under the floodlights. Let’s just hope the Premier League’s most-fouled player isn’t given a heavy dose of the Nemanja Matic treatment, eh?
Sure, he probably wouldn’t start every week, though United will be looking to compete at the business-end of multiple tournaments. You’re talking nigh-on 60 games if all goes to plan, they’ll be plenty of minutes to go around, while injuries will inevitably happen.
I’m firmly on the Grealish Man United transfer bandwagon. I hope after this evening, you’ll all be riding along with me…