Ex-Manchester United winger Ben Thornley thinks the club should make a move for Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish when he becomes available.
According to Manchester Evening News, Grealish is one of four playmakers being target by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he looks to continue his United rebuild.
Ajax’s Donny Van de Beek, Leicester’s James Maddison and Bruno Fernandes are alongside the Villa captain on the transfer list.
Thornley, a member of the famous Class of 92, thinks Grealish has all the attributes to succeed at Old Trafford and it is inevitable that he will leave his boyhood club this summer.
Grealish, 24, has been pushing for a call up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad this season with a host of impressive performances for Dean Smith’s side.
He has scored six goals and has five assists in the Premier League this season, his most memorable moment for United fans being his stunning curled opener at Old Trafford in the 2-2 draw.
A move for Grealish would be unlikely in January with the Reds locked in negotiations for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
As reported by James Ducker of the Telegraph, Fernandes has agreed personal terms with United but no fee has yet to be agreed between the two clubs.
But Thornley thinks United should make a move for Grealish regardless of whether they sign the Portugal international this month.
There is no doubt Grealish would improve Solskjaer’s midfield options and he may be considerably cheaper than other possible midfield targets.
Listen to Thornley’s thoughts below, courtesy of Love Sport Radio.
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