United Planning To Make £160m Transfer For Jack Grealish And James Maddison

Leicester City's James Maddison gestures.

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United are planning to make a £160 million swoop for Jack Grealish and James Maddison, reports the Sun.

The English duo are enjoying an equally impressive season for their respective sides, prompting fans to often compare them to each other. Grealish has already recorded 9 goals and 7 assists in all competitions this season. The Leicester City superstar on the other hand has managed as many goals and 3 assists.

This may exactly be what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might have been impressed by, because what his team lacks right now is a playmaker. United may have signed Bruno Fernandes for £47 million, but he is not a natural no. 10. The Portuguese cannot be expected to be an out-and-out playmaker.

Both Maddison and Grealish have the capabilities to offer exactly that, but only at a very hefty fee, which the Red Devils are reportedly ready to pay.

It is said that the Old Trafford outfit are prepared to cash in on their record signing Paul Pogba in order to grease the gears of this plan. The Frenchman hasn’t stepped on the pitch since his Boxing Day outing.

The Mancunians will attempt to bring the England midfielders to Old Trafford and hope their close friendship will help in their favour.

The former Norwich City man is valued at around £90 million. This means the rest of the funds will be used to import the Villa captain, which is likely to be around £70 million.