Date revealed: Saturday 25th April 2020 12:04
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earmarked a marvel positional trade for Jack Grealish at Manchester United, must the Purple Devils succcesfully set up to prise Aston Villa’s prized asset to Outdated Trafford this summer time.
Grealish has scored 9 objectives and 8 assists within the Premier League this time period and has ceaselessly been the supply of his aspect’s objectives all through the marketing campaign.
The 24-year-old has lengthy been connected with United, with stories suggesting that Purple Devils boss Solskjaer has positioned him top on his listing of summer time objectives as he appears to be like to signal the participant and shape a dream attacking midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes.
And with communicate of a transfer to Outdated Trafford accumulating tempo, a record in The Athletic claims Solskjaer has already made up our minds to deploy Grealish in a less-than-familiar position must the deal undergo.
With January recruit Fernandes already shining for United within the No 10 position, and with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial reputedly inter-changeable within the central and left-sided attacking roles, it’s reported Solskjaer desires Grealish to play at the right-hand aspect of United’s assault must he signal.
The 24-year-old has predominantly featured off the left flank or from a central place underneath Dean Smith this season and whilst the position isn’t unfamiliar to Grealish, it’s no longer one he has occupied for a excellent few years.
As in keeping with Transfermarkt, Grealish has performed that position performed without any consideration winger 12 instances and a correct midfielder 4 instances in his profession, all the way through which he contributed two objectives and 4 assists.
Alternatively, it could come as one thing of a marvel to peer him used there, in particular as United have additionally been strongly connected with Jadon Sancho to play in that position with the England winger mentioned to have already got an settlement in position over a summer time transfer to Outdated Trafford.
Any deal for Grealish is prone to set United again no less than £60million so it could appear ordinary that Solskjaer sees Grealish running in that place, together with his final day out in that position long ago in Villa’s 1-1 Championship draw with Bristol Town in September 2018.
Sky Sports activities pundit Jamie Carragher outlining precisely why he’s being connected with a transfer to Outdated Trafford on this healthy appraisal of his abilities.
A clearly-impressed Carragher said: “One of the best ways to explain him is that it virtually appears like each and every time Grealish will get the ball, the sport stops.
“It’s like everyone seems to be ready to peer what he’s going to do, like he’s were given time at the ball.”
Discussing Grealish’s long term, the pundit added: “Who is aware of how the season goes to finally end up and whether or not Villa cross down or no longer, however there’s for sure he’s were given the standard to play for one of the vital best golf equipment within the Premier League or Europe.”
Rio Ferdinand additionally backs United to signal Grealish
Rio Ferdinand, in the meantime, has subsidized United to signal Grealish this summer time.
The Purple Devils will reportedly choose from Grealish or Leicester’s James Maddison in the summertime window, however their former defender reckons Grealish with reference to edges it.
When requested which of the pair they must signal, Ferdinand mentioned: “Grealish or Maddison? That’s a excellent query. They’re each flying, each completed unbelievably smartly over the past yr.
“Maddison is any person who can get the ball, he can pop it about.
“He will get objectives, will get assists, units up possibilities, he’s sharp, he will get in excellent positions to create issues. Excellent footballer. I love him.
“Grealish does all of that however he has something over these kind of gamers we discuss on this place for England like Dele Alli, Maddison, Mason Mount in that place, that attacking… that may play off the striker, that may play as an attacking midfielder.
“Grealish can take other folks on. Grealish will get the ball, he can manipulate the ball, draw gamers to him… draw one/two gamers to him leaving area for any person else.
“That’s what I love about Grealish. He’s were given that little bit of conceitedness as smartly. Is aware of he’s a excellent participant that’s generating.
“He simply edges it for me.”
United’s govt vice-chairman Ed Woodward, in the meantime, has distanced the membership from communicate they might spend lavishly this summer time within the wake of the present disaster enveloping the sport.