Michael Owen has been quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has his “heart set” on a move to Manchester United this summer – amid an offer from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Grealish, 24, had a hand in 14 goals during his 36 Premier League appearances last season – scoring eight times including a left-footed effort on the last day of the season, and laying on six assists.
The Villa captain was the heartbeat of anything good Dean Smith’s side did in the final third. His best moment was arguably a curling effort that left David De Gea with no chance during a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
Now, it is Manchester United who are leading the chase for Grealish. The Mail claim United have tabled a £45million offer plus £10million in add-ons. Owen claims he has been told Grealish wants a move to Old Trafford.
“I think he’s after Manchester United as well,” Owen said. “I’m told he has his heart set on Manchester United. I’d be surprised if he went anywhere else. He’s a top player; he would suit an awful lot of teams; he’s exceptional.”
TBR’s view – Grealish would be a stunning addition
For many clubs. Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, United, Leicester, Arsenal – the list goes on. He would fit into any of the Premier League’s elite, even if he did not start every single match.
At United, he may struggle to oust Bruno Fernandes. But out wide, he would surely come in for Mason Greenwood and see United’s attack include Fernandes in between Grealish and Marcus Rashford – behind Anthony Martial.