Manchester United are targeting Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish as their main alternative to Leicester’s James Maddison, according to the Mirror.
The Foxes star is reportedly poised to sign a new deal to extend his stay at the King Power Stadium so the Red Devils have opted to switch targets ahead of the summer transfer window.
Fans on Twitter believe Grealish may actually turn out to be the better signing:
— United Forever 🔰 (@EverythingMUFC3) 4 February 2020
Grealish will be our starting CAM then. Another captain material!
— TheDevilMarc (@MarcKnowsIt) 4 February 2020
This is something I can get behind
— Ben Adams (@Badams1983) 5 February 2020
— Ahmad (@Ahmadranking) 4 February 2020
Makes sense. He's a leader, he doesn't need the whole team to play well so that he can be good, he already knows how it feels like to have all the pressure on his shoulders.
— Yuliyan Dyulendarov (@Yuli_MUFC) 5 February 2020
Grealish is better anyway
— Callum Burke (@CallumB73399795) 4 February 2020
That's exactly what we want, Grealish is a better player plus would be a lot cheaper to buy. Win win situation.
— ⚽Salas🏆 (@MrFootball14) 4 February 2020
ON MY KNEES
— Alexander (@DilatedOjOs) 4 February 2020
Getting the better player for Less money SIUUUU
— Trey (@Saucymartial) 4 February 2020
Good.. grealish the better player 👍
— Luke (@Luketuc57920589) 4 February 2020
Grealish certainly impressed when he came to Old Trafford back at the start of December. He scored a superb solo goal in the 2-2 draw and was a thorn in United’s side throughout the 90 minutes.
At 24 years of age, he would certainly fit into the criteria that United have set for new signings, while he has proven that he can perform to a high level in the Premier League, having scored seven goals and contributed five assists in just 23 appearances for the Villans this campaign.