Reports linking Jack Grealish to Manchester United have recently strengthened, with The Athletic reporting that both Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer want to bring the player to the club.
The Red Devils’ interest in the midfielder is one of football’s worst kept secrets, with such stories circulating before the new year. As per the same source, Solskjaer’s interest in Grealish was heightened after United’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa back in December, where the player ran riot in the middle of the park.
Operating down the left channel in a midfield three, the 24-year-old fits the profile of what the manager is currently looking for. According to The Athletic, the club want to recruit another creative figure to support Bruno Fernandes.
Whilst James Maddison’s name has also been mentioned, the above report claims that United believe a deal for the Villa midfielder will be a more straightforward one to conclude. Leicester City would demand a fee in ‘excess of £100m’, a significant price tag given the club’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
Not only does Grealish hold all the right tools to flourish on the left side of Solskjaer’s middle, he’s the epitome of a recruit that the club are trying to build their squad around.
The Englishman has started to blossom this season, maintaining an arrogance on the field, but also some leadership qualities too. Such form has clearly caught the attention of United, and the club appear determined to land their transfer target this summer.
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