“Jack Grealish Deal Done”: Former Aston Villa Manager On Man United Transfer

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish.

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Man Utd’s transfer ambitions appear to largely be zeroing in on acquiring Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

However, the club’s recent run of good games may have given fans the impression that expensive acquisitions are not at all required anymore at the Theatre of Dreams. On that count, there is certainly quite a bit of disagreement as flaws still exist in the lineup and the Red Devils aren’t entirely sure about the futures of some big names.

As such, one of their most-touted potential transfers from earlier in the campaign appears to have descended into relative anonymity. That is, until, a man keenly familiar with the game gave his opinion.

Jack Grealish to Man Utd is still a possibility and a quite strong one at that if one were to believe former Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood.

Speaking to the Premier League Productions (via Metro), Sherwood pegged the deal to be already completed, stating: “I think Jack Grealish is a deal which is already done. He’s a player that they [Manchester United] need. I honestly believe there’s only one club for Jack Grealish. I don’t think he can stay at Aston Villa, he needs to progress his career. I think he signs for Manchester United.”

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While it is a reliable source, the wording is certainly more opinionated than reporting.

Incidentally, with the acquisition of Bruno Fernandes, United’s midfield doesn’t exactly have the look of sordidness it once did. The Paul Pogba, Fernandes, and Nemanja Matic trio certainly did an incredible job against Brighton and Hove Albion. Further still, the likes of Scott McTominay and Fred as substitutes make for excellent and proven fall-back options.

As such, it is perhaps only in the potential sale of Pogba this summer that one can envision the Grealish transfer working well. Even that is subject to the cogs of the post-pandemic economy.