Manchester United are willing to offer Sergio Romero in a player plus cash deal to secure the services of Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish this summer.
According to Daily Mail, Manchester United have come up with a plan to sign Jack Grealish. They are plotting a player plus cash deal to sign the Aston Villa midfielder, with Sergio Romero likely to be used as a sweetener.
The Red Devils are keen on offloading the Argentine goalkeeper this summer, following the return of Dean Henderson, who will compete with David de Gea for the number one spot next season.
The Villans had expressed the desire to sign Henderson on loan, in an attempt to provide more competition to Tom Heaton in between the sticks. But instead, Manchester United are willing to offer them the chance to sign Romero as well as make a considerable amount of cash, with the hope of getting Grealish, who is valued around £70 million, in return.
Desperate for a move away from Old Trafford, Romero has been linked with a quite a few clubs already, including Chelsea and newly promoted Leeds United. But, a move to Aston Villa might make sense as he seeks to become a first-choice ‘keeper in the Premier League next season.
For Manchester United, Grealish could be an important signing as the Englishman fits the criteria of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s footballing identity, with the Red Devils revolving their game around talented British players.
Indeed, players like Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mason Greenwood have already become indispensable figures in the first-team. Grealish, in that regard, could follow their footsteps at Old Trafford next season.
An attacking midfielder by trade, the English international will put pressure on Bruno Fernandes, in the number ten role, which may force the Portuguese international to further increase his work ethic, which has already impressed the onlookers so far.
However, it is Grealish’s versatility that could come in handy for Solskjaer as the 24-year-old is capable of operating on both flanks. It means he could compete with Greenwood and the under-performing Rashford next season.
Aside from that, the Aston Villa star has the leadership qualities, having captained the Villans this past season. This, combined with his aggression, versatility and potential, makes him a viable option for Manchester United.
That being said, it remains doubtful whether or not Aston Villa will be willing to accept the player plus cash deal, knowing Grealish’s prolonged stay at the club could be important to their survival in the upcoming season.