Two Aston Villa players are reportedly on the transfer shortlist at Manchester United ahead of the January transfer window.
This is according to the publication from the stables of the Birmingham Mail which revealed key Aston Villa players Scott McGinn and Jack Grealish are being targeted by the Red Devils who are keen to bolster their squad after an underwhelming start to the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
Manchester United have already lost four league games this term and that has seen them drop out of the race for the Premier League title, while their Champions League hope is hanging by a thread.
The Red Devils are nine points off the last Champions League spot presently occupied by champions Manchester City.
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In addition, they are 18 points adrift of league leaders Liverpool.
Manchester United have drawn up an eight-man transfer shortlist and both Jack Grealish and Scott McGinn feature heavily.
Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish has been a key performer for the team this season though he has missed the last three games with a calf injury.
He scored four goals and also provided four assists in 12 games in all competitions before the injury.
On his part, Scott McGinn has scored three league goals for Aston Villa this season.
EPL: Arsenal declare interest in Man United summer target
North London outfit Arsenal are reported to have declared their interest to join the race for Man United target and Aston Villa player, Jack Grealish in this summer transfer window.
Jack Grealish has been on the radar of the Red Devils for the past weeks. He was reported to have sorted to end the season well with Aston Villa by helping them avoid relegation which has already been done.
The midfielder is now considering moving on and being wanted by Man United who are keen to seal his deal alongside England international Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window.
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Sky Sports now report that the North London outfit have now entered the race for the Aston Villa midfielder but could be limited in their interest as a result of the price tag on the player.
As a result of his impressive performance after the restart of the Premier League, Jack Grealish’s value has increased and could no longer be available for the initial £50 million. Aston Villa are now believed to be demanding for £80 million for the player.
There is no doubt that both Man United and Arsenal will be on the negotiation table for a long period of time as they do not have the funds to secure the midfielder for such an amount.
“He has his heart set on Man United” pundit claims of target
Michael Owen has claimed that Man United target and Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish now has his heart on the Red Devils for a transfer this summer window.
It has been reported that the Red Devils have the Aston Villa man and England international winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund as their major target for the summer window.
With Jack Grealish learning of the interest from Man United for his services, he is now very interested and will push for a move to happen. The midfielder had earlier claimed that he wants to gift the club a stay in the Premier League and that has already been achieved.
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Michael Owen said he expects the Red Devils to get the player for a normal transfer fee but fears that it could be hyped because Aston Villa survived relegation.
According to the former player, Jack Grealish has been put on the spotlight which means many more clubs would have been paying attention to him and he could see a move elsewhere if the Red Devils fail to make a bid.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports are reporting that the Red Devils are no longer paying attention to jack Grealish for his services and may have a change of mind before the window is opened.
Transfer: former Aston Villa player rallies support for Man United
Former Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has rallied support for Man United in their bid to land Jack Grealish in this summer transfer window.
The Aston Villa captain is a major target for the Red Devils alongside England international Jadon Sancho from German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund in the coming summer window.
A move is, therefore, being contemplated by Jack Grealish as he is focused on stopping his team from a drop so as to retain their place in the English Premier League for the coming season.
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Gabriel Agbonlahor has, therefore, backed the player to make the decision on a move to the Red Devils team, noting that he would have done the same if he were to be in his shoes.
According to him, Jack Grealish deserves to play in the Champions League and will fit better in clubs like Man United and Tottenham. He added that playing in with elite players will help bring the best out of the player.
However, The Red Devils team is focused on securing a Champions League spot before shifting to the recruitment of new players with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoping to strengthen to be able to challenge for titles next season.
How Manchester United Can Sign Premier League Speed Merchant For Next Season
Malian-born Spanish winger Adama Traore has come a long way in his Premier League career which started at Aston Villa. The player came through the famed La Masia Academy at Barcelona and was earmarked for big things resulting from his huge potentials.
It is safe to say that Adama Traore didn’t show those potentials at the start of his Premier League career upon moving to England from Barcelona. He was part of the Aston Villa team that suffered relegation for the first time in the Premier League era during the 2015/16 campaign.
Adama Traore often showed his rawness at Aston Villa as he did little to prevent the club from dropping into the English Championship. The same relegation befell his next club Middlesbrough whom he joined shortly after his first season in England.
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The 24-year-old suffered Premier League relegation with Middlesbrough in his first season at the Riverside and that proved to be a blessing in disguise as he began to show his true potentials in the English Championship the following season under the guidance of Tony Pulis.
His impressive performances at Middlesbrough earned him a club-record move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2018 and he has been able to make a better impact in his third shot at Premier League football after his Aston Villa and Boro experiences.
Adama Traore had a good first campaign at Wolves during the 2018/19 season and this proved to be the catalyst for him to become one of the most improved players in the English top flight this season. The biggest English teams are now interested in his services with Manchester United said to be leading the race to sign him.
Other big clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City also want to sign the speedster who will definitely not be a cheap acquisition.
Manchester United are in the market for wingers this summer and Adama Traore is a good possibility leading us to how they can sign him. The Red Devils will have to pay a big transfer fee that could be over £50m for the player and also see off rivals Liverpool and Manchester City to secure him onto their playing squad at the start of the 2020/21 season.
EPL: Man Utd Ready To Offer Improved Terms To Sign £80million Player
Premier League giants Manchester United have concluded plans to offer top transfer target Jack Grealish an improved contract offer for the player to join them this summer.
Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish is a transfer target for the Red Devils ahead of the summer as reported by various British media outlets in the past weeks.
According to The Athletic, the £80m-rated player is interested in a big move from Aston Villa to Manchester United.
Jack Grealish has been the main man at his boyhood club this season but his quality has not been enough for Aston Villa to move away from the relegation zone on the Premier League table.
The Sun revealed that Manchester United are ready to triple his wages as they try to secure his signing from Aston Villa.
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Jack Grealish earns £50,000 on a weekly basis at Aston Villa and Manchester United are ready to improve his salary to £150,000 per week.
It was also revealed that the Red Devils want to pay a transfer fee of £60m for the player.
Aston Villa were not in Premier League action this weekend and the outcome of other league games saw them drop into the relegation zone. They started the weekend one spot outside the relegation zone before wins for rivals Watford and West Ham United condemned them to two spots further down the table with an outstanding game at home to Sheffield United still to be played.
The Midlands club missed out on Premier League football because of their Carabao Cup final commitments. Jack Grealish was unable to fire his team to Carabao Cup triumph after they lost to Manchester City in the final.
Premier League champions Manchester City retained the Carabao Cup title for another season after they saw off Aston Villa 2-1 in their final clash. The Citizens have now won the competition in each of the last three seasons.
What Jack Grealish Said About Joining Man United This Summer
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has refused to ramp up the hopes of the Manchester United fans as regards a possible move to the club later this year.
The English midfielder has addressed the transfer rumours of a possible transfer to Old Trafford.
Jack Grealish was asked about Manchester United in an interview with Express & Star and the 24-year-old was delighted with being touted as a possible player for the Red Devils.
According to him, he’s flattered by the Manchester United transfer links before adding that his immediate focus is to produce the best results for Aston Villa.
Jack Grealish and Aston Villa are in the thick of things as far as the Premier League relegation battle is concerned though they won’t be in league action this weekend due to Carabao Cup commitments.
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Aston Villa will face back-to-back champions Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.
Manchester City have won the last two editions of the competition but they have a mammoth Champions League clash with Real Madrid before they face Aston Villa.
Real Madrid will host Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie later this week before the return leg in England next month.
Grealish and Aston Villa are yet to win a trophy for the better part of the last 24 years dating back to their FA Cup win in 1996.
For the league, Aston Villa were still able to maintain their place just above the relegation zone despite the defeat suffered at the hands of Southampton during the just concluded weekend.
Shane Long and Stuart Armstrong scored at the start of the game and at the end of the game respectively to give Southampton a 2-0 win at home to Aston Villa who stay one point above the relegation zone after the latest set of league matches.
Arsenal Striker Warned Off Premier League Strugglers Amid Aston Villa Loan
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has been warned to stay off a loan move to Aston Villa by former Premier League player Darren Bent.
The ex-Aston Villa, Derby County and Tottenham Hotspur striker was on TalkSports while he talked about Eddie Nketiah and his former club.
There have been several transfer reports of a loan move for Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal to Aston Villa but Darren Bent feels like it would be too risky for all the parties involved.
Darren Bent wants a more experienced striker option for Aston Villa with Crystal Palace player Christian Benteke another option for the club which is in his first season back in the top flight.
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Aston Villa have dropped into the bottom three places in the Premier League after the victory for Watford at the weekend as well as the heavy home loss to champions Manchester City.
Watford climbed out of the relegation zone on Sunday at the expense of Aston Villa after the emphatic 3-0 away win over Bournemouth who are also in the relegation places.
Bournemouth are now occupying second bottom on the league table.
Aston Villa were further plunged into trouble with the heavy 6-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
The Midlands club wants a new striker after the serious knee injury to first choice Wesley.
Eddie Nketiah just returned from a loan spell at Leeds United in the English Championship.
Liverpool Backed To Sign £45m-rated Attacker
Liverpool legend Danny Murphy has backed the club to make a move for one of the best-attacking midfielders in the Premier League this term.
Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish has been one of the best-attacking midfielders in the top flight undoubtedly as the 24-year-old has shone in a poor team.
In his column with the Daily Mail, Danny Murphy, an Ex-Liverpool midfielder, said that Jack Grealish would be a great signing for the Reds if they could secure his transfer with arch-rivals Manchester United also interested in the player who came through the Aston Villa Academy.
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According to Danny Murphy, Jack Grealish is a better option than the current creative midfielders in Liverpool at the moment.
He has scored eight goals and added six assists in 21 starts for Aston Villa in all competitions.
Liverpool have not signed a replacement for Philippe Coutinho since the Brazilian international star left the Merseysiders for Barcelona and Jack Grealish could be the right man.
He has a £45m release clause in his Aston Villa contract which will expire in 2023.
There have been calls for Jack Grealish to be invited into the England national team squad ahead of the upcoming 2020 European Championships.