Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, could see his wages tripled by Manchester United if he agrees to leave Villa Park in the summer.
That’s according to a report from the Mirror, who claim United are preparing a huge offer to lure Grealish away from the Midlands.
United’s offer would see the midfielder pocket around £150k a week.
Grealish has been a ley component for Villa this term. He will line up for his boyhood club at Wembley today as he leads his team out in the League Cup final against Manchester City.
However, with ongoing talk of his future and Villa now in the bottom three, Grealish might well see this as his last chance at bringing success to Villa Park.
United are desperate to land some fresh talent in the summer. Having signed young, English talent like Aaron Wan-Bissaka last summer, Grealish is seen as the ideal addition this time around.
The Red Devils have been linked with a host of players. As well as Grealish, James Maddison at Leicester is also a name being mentioned.
Grealish has been the standout performer for Dean Smith’s team this year. He’s scored seven times and provided a further six assists in the Premier League. He’s also contributed to a further four goals during Villa’s run to the cup final.
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While there’s no doubt Villa will pay Grealish handsomely if he does want a new deal, this sort of money from Man United is massive.
There is already the lure of playing for England’s most successful Premier League club. If you then add in the massive wages to go alongside it, then it becomes hard for Grealish to say no.
Furthermore, Villa are now well in a relegation fight. If they do go down, they’ll have no chance of keeping Grealish.
United, then, will be growing ever-confident of landing the Villa man if things continue as is.