Manchester United’s top transfer priority may be a central midfielder, but they’re still keeping tabs on Aston Villa star Jack Grealish. That’s according to a report in the Athletic (£), with the Reds also said to be interested in Bruno Fernandes, Donny van de Beek and James Maddison.
Unlike the aforementioned, Grealish is most comfortable further up the pitch, and is capable of playing anywhere across attacking midfield. He’s been in fine form for Aston Villa so far this season, netting eight goals in all competitions, normally from a position out on the left wing.
However, United may struggle to prise him away from his current club. Grealish is Villa born and bred, and was handed the club’s captain’s armband last season at just 23 years old. What’s more, according to the Birmingham Mail, Villa are absolutely unwilling to countenance letting him go mid-season, and Ole Gunnar Solskjær is in dire need of reinforcements as soon as he can get them.