Manchester United have been linked with Jack Grealish for a long time now and the latest reports are intriguing.
According to Mirror Sport, Aston Villa have made it clear that they will not lower the asking price of £80million even if they do end up getting relegated in the current season.
The question is, should Man United splash £80million to sign Jack Grealish? If you want to punt on who the Red Devils will be signing first this summer, then SportsBettingDime must be followed.
The Birmingham born attacker has been in top form for his boy-hood club this term. He is their top goal scorer and even the top assist provider. The 24-year-old scored a sublime strike at Old Trafford earlier in the season and De Gea was left clueless in the goal.
Still, it makes little sense to spend as much as we did on Harry Maguire to sign the English attacker taking into consideration two main factors.
Firstly, during the on going coronavirus pandemic, the financial impact has been adverse and therefore, there is talk that the transfer market is expected to be quite different this time around. So, for Villa to stick to the £80million valuation is baffling.
Secondly, I do not think that we really need Grealish that bad. Naturally, he is a central attacking midfielder but this season, Dean Smith has mostly played him on the left wing.
At Old Trafford, we already have two world class players covering the above mentioned positions. Bruno Fernandes is our main CAM, who joined us in January and deservedly won the PL Player of the Month award in February.
On the other hand, our first choice left winger is Marcus Rashford, who is arguably our best player and irreplaceable in the starting XI. So, there is no real need to lure Grealish.
Instead, United should move to sign a quality right winger. Unfortunately, Daniel James has not been good enough. The former Swansea man scored 3 goals in the PL in August 2019 but since then, he has not scored a single league goal for the club.
In your view, who should Man United sign to improve their attacking department?