Manchester United Football Club have been heavily linked with Jack Grealish for the last few months, with a Red Devils move for the Englishman feeling like it’s somewhat an inevitability.
A big chunk of the scenario comes down to Aston Villa, who are locked in a relegation battle at this point. The feeling was that, if the Villans go down, United would be able to land Grealish for cheaper.
However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. On Saturday, the Mirror ran a story in which it was claimed that Villa will refuse to budge on their demand for their boyhood hero Grealish.
In the byline, it is claimed that Villa are ‘determined’ to sell the 24-year-old United target only at their valuation – which currently stands at £80million, even if they go down.
Regardless of whether Villa are relegated, it is written that United have ‘already started their background checks’ on Grealish – a player who was having an excellent season before play was halted due to COVID-19.
Without wanting to sound awful, Grealish has done pretty much all he can at Villa. If the lad has ambition of winning major silverware on a regular basis, switching to United would give him a far greater chance at achieving those goals. Plus, he’d be playing for by far and away the biggest club in the country. What’s not to like about that?
Grealish has that swagger, that fire in his belly, that desire and drive to win. Make no mistake about it, he’d add another dimension to an ever-improving Red Devils squad, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would undoubtedly make great use of his versatility.