Few days back, Mirror Sport reported that Jack Grealish is Manchester United’s priority transfer target for the summer and Solskjaer is prepared to push to hire his services.
More recently, the Red Devils have been backed to sign the Aston Villa skipper by a former striker.
As per Michael Owen, Man United should get rid of Paul Pogba in the summer and should use the funds to sign Grealish to improve the squad.
The retired England international told Premier League Productions (via The Metro)
“Now he [Pogba] might just be dispensable if they get a big bid. If I was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer I could get big money bearing in mind they’ve got Fernandes now and then you could go and invest in someone like Grealish.”
“He might have the style that compliments Manchester United better than Pogba does at the moment.”
I kind of agree with Owen here. The 24-year-old star has been brilliant for Villa in the current campaign and he can effectively play in the central midfield.
As far as our record signing is concerned, Pogba has been a world class player since returning to Old Trafford back in 2016. The Les Bleus midfielder was a hit at the 2018 World Cup and he was a very consistent performer in Italy.
However, for Man United, the former Juve man has been highly inconsistent. Furthermore, this term, he has spent majority of his time on the treatment table.
Also, almost in every transfer window, he is linked with a move away from the Red Devils. So, I do not think that the United faithful would mind if we can sell him and then sign a top replacement in the summer.
As far as Grealish is concerned, the relegation threatened club are asking for a fee of £80million for their star (Mirror Sport).
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