Manchester United’s $ 142million target prefers Man City this summer

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, who was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, is said to want to join rivals City now.

Deemed by Pep Guardiola to be “incredible” and “exceptional” in the Premier League, Grealish prefers Manchester City to their derby rivals ahead of the 2021 summer deal, people close to the Villa Park player have said. Athletic. However, International Business Times could not independently verify this.

He was reported that Premier League champions Manchester City are willing to spend up to $ 142million (£ 100million) on Grealish, which would make skipper Aston Villa England’s first £ 100million football player sterling.

Meanwhile, a few Manchester United players have reportedly urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to sign Grealish instead of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer. However, it was reported that Solskjaer will always give priority to Sancho at the summer market. While the Red Devils’ current requirement is to add a right winger to their squad, Grealish naturally plays on the left.

It has also been revealed that Aston Villa is not looking to take advantage of its captain this summer. They will not accept any offers below a UK record, sports website Givemesport reported. With City set to spend up to $ 142million on Grealish, it would be difficult for the Villa Park club to refuse the deal and for the Red Devils to match or exceed him, especially in the current scenario where many football clubs are underway. financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa during the Carabao Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Leicester City
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Despite having won the league title three times in four years, Guardiola’s Man City are not looking to slow down. The Spaniard wants to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2021-22 campaign and apart from Grealish, Etihad’s side are also chasing Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan. Romelu Lukaku.

Aston Villa, who beat Liverpool FC’s Jurgen Klopp 7-2 at home, finished 11th in the 2020-21 Premier League, ahead of Wolves, Crystal Palace and Newcastle. In 27 appearances competing for his childhood club this season, Grealish has scored seven goals and provided 12 assists.

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