Man Utd retain Jack Grealish interest

Manchester United are still interested in signing Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish, though his price has climbed more than 50% to £ 100million since the Old Trafford club struck a deal in September.

United were heavily linked with Grealish this summer but a £ 40million deal with Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek was already in place and spending heavily on Grealish as the club still had an eye on Jadon Sancho and the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic were not. t doable.

Jack Grealish
Man Utd pulled out of Grealish deal in September | James Williamson – AMA / Getty Images

United have refused to pay more than £ 65million in the summer, according to the Daily Mail, but Grealish has previously told friends he is heading to Old Trafford. Then came United’s decision to withdraw completely and the player signed a new contract with Aston Villa the next day.

Grealish has been on fire in 2020/21, getting five goals and eight assists in the Premier League to keep Villa, who only survived the last day of last season, firmly in the top half of the table.

The 25-year-old made his England debut this year and was selected for 90 minutes Premier League Team of the Year for 2020 alongside Bruno Fernandes and Mohamed Salah.

United are said to be among several other unnamed European clubs following Grealish and assessing a possible candidacy at the end of the season. His price could now be £ 100million which would be another record-breaking transfer from the club to Old Trafford.

United’s finances have been hit during the pandemic, with revenues declining, but Executive Vice President Ed Woodward hinted this week that the club remain committed to investing in the squad in order to compete for the most major trophies. early as possible.

“Our continued investment reflects the tremendous resilience of the club and our commitment to supporting Ole, while remaining disciplined at an extremely difficult time,” said Woodward.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer has the backing of the Man Utd hierarchy | Sam Bagnall – AMA / Getty Images

“As always, our priority is to win trophies and, as the team enters the new year competing on four fronts, we are optimistic about the way forward in 2021.”

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