Aston Villa receives clear signal from Jack Grealish as Manchester United ‘completes the move’ – Report


Aston Villa has received a clear indication of Manchester United’s interest in Villa captain Jack Grealish, with the Red Devils deciding to raid Ajax after months of back-and-forth with Villa over their captain club. According to journalist Graeme Bailey, United are set to close a £ 40million deal for Ajax’s Donny van de Beek in the coming days with the transfer deal finalized over the weekend.

This was backed by Fabrizio Romano, who believes United have made the deal.

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The Manchester Evening News reported in January that Van de Beek existed on the same shortlist as Grealish and James Maddison, suggesting that United may have moved on.

The playmaker was absent from Ajax’s last friendly due to “developments” over his future and now looks set to move to Old Trafford in the coming days.

This £ 40million move could call a Grealish transfer into question.

MEN’s Samuel Luckhurst noted that van de Beek was probably not United’s main target – but he’s the player they ended up with for a cheaper price. Another clue that any move for Grealish could be scrapped.

While United could return for Grealish, it remains to be seen how he would fit into a United squad that could boast of Mason Greenwood, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, van de Beek and Marcus Rashford.

Grealish’s ability should never be questioned, and while he wouldn’t shy away from competition, perhaps the incoming deal with van de Beek should make a move from Grealish to United a little more unlikely – although not. completely impossible.


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