Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood thinks Manchester United should go all out to land Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish before the transfer window slams shut in three weeks time.
Both Grealish and Bale have been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer with the most recent report coming from Mundo Deportivo who claim the Spanish giants Madrid have put Bale in the shop window for a mere £18.m and are expecting United to make a move.
Interest in Grealish has thought to be high earlier in the year, however, speculation has since cooled in light of Aston Villa’s final-day Premier League survival success which saw the Midlands side maintain their whopping £80m asking price, as per Daily Mail.
However, Sherwood believes the Reds show ignite their interest in both Bale and Grealish and go all out to land the British superstars, speaking live on Sky Sports as quoted by TalkSPORT, Sherwood said: “When teams back off, that’s when Manchester United have struggled, but that was until [Bruno] Fernandes came in.
“Fernandes could find the key to the door and open teams up. Van de Beek can do that as well, he makes runs and scores goals.
“But I would also go for Jack Grealish, he can open the door, he’s another Fernandes and gives them another quality that they need.
“I would also go out and sign Gareth Bale on a free transfer. For me, he needs to come back to the Premier League and start playing football again.
“I think he has a lot to offer and I think he will flourish for a couple of seasons if he goes to Manchester United.”
Sherwood’s comments come at around the same time the Telegraph reported that United officials are beginning to lose hope that the club can strike a deal with Borussia Dortmund for number-one target Jadon Sancho and are forced to consider alternatives.