FORMER Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood claims Jack Grealish’s potential move to Manchester United is “already done.”
The Villa captain has been heavily linked with a £75million move to Old Trafford throughout the campaign.
Jack Grealish has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United[/caption]
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had the forward at the top of his transfer wishlist as he looks to bolster his attack with talented homegrown youngsters.
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Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho also remains a prime target.
But Grealish is almost certain to leave his boyhood club whether they can pull off a miracle Premier League survival or not.
And Sherwood, who managed the Midlands side for eight months in 2015, thinks a deal has already been agreed in principle.
He told Premier League productions: “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.”
Grealish is set to earn a huge wage hike on his move to United with chief executive Ed Woodward willing to fork out £150,000-a-week.
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Tim Sherwood has urged Grealish to quit his boyhood club[/caption]
It was reported how United’s neighbours Man City could sensationally hijack a potential move after letting Leroy Sane leave for Bayern Munich.
City boss Pep Guardiola has already described the 24-year-old as “one of the best players in the league” and admitted he was a “big fan” of the playmaker.
The ex-Barcelona coach says he is not looking for a like-for-like Sane replacement – but The Telegraph claim Grealish is a player he views as someone who could “operate in central midfield and an attacker”.