Jack Grealish will consider a summer move to test himself at the next level, despite his loyalty to his boyhood club Aston Villa.
The 24-year-old has admirers at Manchester City and United, with Villa braced for approaches for the midfielder when the transfer window opens at the end of the season, regardless of whether he can keep them in the Premier League. Grealish’s form has given Villa a chance of staying in the top flight following their promotion from the Championship last season.
He is a lifetime Villa fan and has been at the club since he was six years old, with supporters appreciating his efforts for the team he loved as a child. Those close to him still believe he would look at a move should one of the country’s big clubs call.
Jack Grealish has been in inspirational form for his boyhood side this season and has scored seven as well as assisted five.
The 24-year-old has reportedly begun searching for a house in the Manchester area despite the two clubs not agreeing on a transfer.
His wages are also set to increase a huge boost from the current £100,000 a week Aston Villa are paying him. Villa boss Dean Smith likely knows it would be hard to keep his talisman come next season, especially if they fail in their bid to escape relegation.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are reportedly targeting Grealish ahead of Leicester City James Maddison, with Maddison is set to sign a new deal at the King Power Stadium in an attempt to warn off potential suitors.
United’s midfield has been injury prone this season with Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay spending lengthy stretches on the sidelines.
In the case of Pogba, he’s only managed to play eight Premier League games this season and is likely to leave next summer. Bruno Fernandes joined from Sporting Lisbon in January but ‘The Red Devils’ will want reinforcements in the summer. United will likely want to sort a deal for Grealish before the Euros kick-off in June while many think he should be in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Euros.
By Linda Amiani.