Manchester United have cooled their interest in Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, according to reports in the English media.
The Villans are said to be demanding up to £80m for the 24-year-old, which has been deemed as too much by the Red Devils. Supporters on Twitter have backed the club’s stance and have recommended some potential alternatives for the midfielder:
£80m for Jack Grealish. The world has gone mad.
— ⚜ (@UtdSolskjaer) July 28, 2020
I don’t see the point in paying 80mil for a player who will start from the bench. Bound to be better value elsewhere.
— Ray OLooney (@OlooneyRay) July 28, 2020
Holding a player to ransom, what a big club
— RVP_Utd (@Al3xElliott) July 28, 2020
40mil max and that’s probs still to much
— Sonny Bradley (@SonnyBradley16) July 28, 2020
Thomas and Van de Beek have their bags packed already.
— Vishal Mundfan (@vishal111111) July 28, 2020
Just bring in Buendia. Cost no more then £35 M
— Jamal (@jamalutd1) July 28, 2020
People can say what they want about him, the cold heart facts is this is the right move. He’s just not a £80m player, it’s as simple as that.
— DG (@DG0727) July 28, 2020
For £80m don't bother. Everyone is forgetting what he did during the lockdown. Too expensive and terrible attitude, get someone better
— Jamie (@jamieopinion) July 28, 2020
— 👑 (@lghaIo_) July 28, 2020
Thank you for having common sense #MUFC
— God of Greats (@GodofGreats) July 28, 2020
It does seem as though some clubs are operating in the vacuum, despite the financial impact of the global health crisis.
However, it must be pointed out that Aston Villa are owned by two billionaires so they are under no pressure to sell Grealish, especially as they have secured their top-flight status for another season.
The player himself, though, may not be impressed at being priced out of a move to Old Trafford by his club, and it is very likely that we haven’t heard the last of this story.