Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is reportedly willing to ‘consider’ leaving his boyhood club in the summer, with Manchester United one of a number of clubs said to be interested in his services.
Manchester United have been woefully short of creativity this season, the Red Devils netting just 36 goals in the Premier League, significantly less than all of the teams currently occupying the top four places.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to be keen to add more creativity to his midfield ranks, and has been strongly linked with a move for Leicester’s James Maddison, though he is believed to be close to signing a new deal at the King Power stadium.
Reports earlier this week claimed that United would now ‘prioritise’ a move for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, who in fact has better numbers (7 goals, 5 assists) in the league than his Leicester counterpart (6 goals, 3 assists), despite Villa’s lowly position in the table.
Despite being a boyhood fan of the Birmingham club, the Telegraph are reporting that the 24-year-old would now consider moving away from Villa Park in order to play ‘at the next level’.
Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Grealish with Pep Guardiola a known admirer, while he has also been tentatively been linked with La Liga giants, Barcelona.
The report adds that Grealish’s willingness to leave isn’t dependent on Villa maintaining their Premier League status.