Manchester United are stepping up their pursuit of Jack Grealish with the club ‘determined’ to land the Aston Villa captain in a £70m deal.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are preparing for a summer rebuild and have identified Grealish as a key transfer target, the midfielder having starred in the Premier League since Aston Villa‘s promotion last season.
The 24-year-old has scored nine goals and provided a further eight assists in all competitions to lead the club’s survival fight, whilst also playing a key role as the Midlands outfit reached the Carabao Cup final.
Grealish’s performances have not gone unnoticed at international level either with the playmaker set to be included in the senior England squad for the first time later this month, ahead of friendly fixtures against Italy and Denmark at Wembley.
Manchester United are said to be aware of the fact that Grealish’s price-tag could rise further following international recognition and potential participation at this summer’s European Championships, and according to the Mirror, are keen to secure a deal for the midfielder who has ambitions to test himself at the highest level.
Currently contracted until the summer of 2023, it will take a significant fee to prise Grealish away from his boyhood side, though United are said to be ‘determined’ to complete a deal, and believed to be willing to spend up to £70m to add further creativity to their midfield ranks.
The addition of Bruno Fernandes in January has resulted in an upturn of form for the Red Devils and they remain firmly in the hunt for a top-four finish, Solskjaer now keen to further bolster his options as United look to challenge for major honours next season.