Manchester United target Jack Grealish is open to leaving Aston Villa for Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens this summer, reports say. The 24-year-old has impressed the Red Devils with some sublime performances for Dean Smith’s side this season. And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to add the playmaker to his squad at the end of the campaign.
Manchester United have seen Bruno Fernandes excel in the No 10 position ever since his January move from Sporting Lisbon, with the 25-year-old scoring two goals and registering three goals in the Premier League alone.
However, despite his fine form, the Red Devils are still on the lookout for more attacking options.
It’s common knowledge that they want to sign Grealish, despite the Villa star recently causing controversy by breaching quarantine rules.
And ESPN say the Villa star is open to joining United when the transfer window reopens at the end of the campaign.
Despite being a boyhood fan of his current club, and their captain, there’s a sense the time will be right for him to move on.
Grealish’s stock has risen this season, with the player scoring seven Premier League goals to help boost their chances of staying in the top flight.
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He was also vital in propelling Villa to the final of the Carabao Cup, where they were narrowly beaten by Manchester City.
And news of him being open to joining United should make any potential transfer deal that bit more easier to complete.
United want to sign Grealish over Leicester’s James Maddison, who also been in fine form this season.
Maddison grew up supporting the Red Devils but Leicester are currently fighting to tie him down to a new and improved contract.
And United are expected to attack the Grealish situation with vigour in order to bring the playmaker to Old Trafford this summer.
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He isn’t their only transfer target, however.
United also want to sign Jadon Sancho and are growing increasingly optimistic about the prospect of bringing the Borussia Dortmund star back to the Premier League.
Jude Bellingham is of interest for midfield, despite Nemanja Matic and Fred’s impressive performances in recent times.
And, when it comes to striker targets, United have an interest in Harry Kane, Timo Werner and Moussa Dembele.
Meanwhile, United’s pursuit of Grealish was recently endorsed by former midfielder Jonathan Greening, who feels the midfielder has what it takes to impress.
“Over the past few months, there’s been talk of Grealish coming or Maddison coming,” he said.
“I actually feel I would prefer Jack Grealish.
“Maddison is a very good player, super technical, he can create, great passing both short and long, and great on set plays.
“Jack Grealish, however, has that little bit of difference, he can take players on, he can drive forwards with the ball, and slide that pass through.
“He’s got that bit of grit and determination; and doesn’t like losing, you can see that in his game.”
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