Manchester United feel like a side who are moving in the right direction, though there is still much work ahead for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Quality signings have been made, though further work is needed if the Old Trafford outfit are to compete at the business-end of elite-level competitions.
Amongst the names constantly linked with a United switch is Aston Villa’s attacking midfielder, Jack Grealish. The latest story we covered on that front came from the Manchester Evening News on May 1st.
Since then, the reported United transfer target has been tipped to reject the Reds this summer, by former Aston Villa hero Gabby Agbonlahor..
“I know everyone’s 50/50 but I think he will because the club’s built around him.
“Villa will stay up and the club will be built around him again.
“He’s captain and he’s still posting photos of him at the academy when he started when he was six.
“It’s similar to me, I had chances to leave but, when the club means that much to you, the grass isn’t always greener.
“I think he will stay but I can’t speak for him, it’s his decision.”
At the end of the day, this is true. Grealish is the main-man at Villa Park, while an Old Trafford move would see him become one of several superstars.
Look, we know ourselves, it means more watching a boyhood United fan play for our club like Marcus Rashford. Grealish will never get that feeling at any other club than Aston Villa. It’s a decision he’ll have to seriously consider, though for what it’s worth, I do think he’ll move at some point.
Yes, I’d love Grealish at Old Trafford. He fits in with the player profile that Solskjaer has shown a tendency towards, while his versatility means Grealish wouldn’t find minutes hard to come by despite Bruno Fernandes’ arrival.
In terms of fee, a Villa relegation would help out United massively. It’d probably also force Grealish into leaving the Midlands-based outfit, though wishing relegation on anyone purely to sign a player seems pretty harsh (unless you’re Sunderland, of course).