Although it seems like Bruno Fernandes’ addition has solved a variety of problems Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dealing with, Man United are still on the lookout for more potential talents who could take them to greater heights.
And according to M.E.N, the English side has stepped up their interest in Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
Solskjaer had initially portrayed an inclination to rope in the talented midfielder last summer. Despite no further advancements in the speculation, the Englishman was reportedly shortlisted in the playmaker targets of United last month.
Subsequently, the Red Devils wish to swoop the targets one by one in the upcoming summer window, with the board funding enough for a few more transfers this year.
Making his debut for the current club in 2014, the star is yet to appear in a match representing England.
However, United are convinced that he would make his international debut before the end of the season and then feature at the European Championship which would undoubtedly up his price tag by a great margin.
Disregarding the financial aspect, Solskjaer is expected to negotiate for a deal linking the talisman, especially since the Norwegian claimed Grealish was the ‘best player on the pitch’ following his man of the match performance in Villa’s 2-2 draw at Old Trafford back in December, in which he netted a decent opener.
The 24-year-old’s current side rests just a point above the relegation zone at the moment, which certainly is not a result worthy of his talents. Accordingly, the valuable asset might find Old Trafford a preferable destination, in the hopes of getting into a greener pasture.
Nevertheless, Aston Villa have reportedly not yet confirmed if their playmaker actually has a £45million release clause included in his contract which extends till 2023.