Manchester United have been told that 22-year-old midfielder Jack Grealish will cost the club £40million.
That’s according to the Daily Mirror, per The Metro. The report adds that Jose Mourinho is keen on adding the England U21 international to his squad following Michael Carrick’s retirement. However, former Red Devil Steve Bruce is demanding that his former employers stump up a huge sum of money.
Just last week, stories emerged claiming that United were monitoring Grealish and perhaps this is Villa’s way of warding off the Old Trafford club.
Grealish looked like the bright spark during Villa’s 1-0 loss to Fulham in the Championship play-off final, and over the last two years, he has emerged as a real key player for the Midlands side.
He’s quick, got two excellent feet and loves to dribble from deep. He’d certainly bring something different to the table; particularly as our squad doesn’t really have any players who can produce something out of nothing. However, make no mistake about it, signing Grealish would be a gamble.
The £40million price-tag is somewhat alarming for a player who isn’t likely to start week-in-week-out. As a squad player, I think it could be an astute piece of business by Mourinho; but only for the right transfer fee…