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Manchester United were said to be very interested in Jack Grealish in the summer, but any deal that was supposedly in the works quickly deteriorated when the English signed a new five-year deal with Aston Villa.
So far this season, Grealish has been in outstanding form, scoring his fifth goal of the campaign against West Ham on Monday while adding five assists. It has been a vital part of Villa’s impressive start, who is currently in 10th place. The additions of Ollie Watkins and Ross Barkley have complimented Grealish to perfection in the final third, helping them score massive points in their first nine games.
According to the TelegraphDean Smith’s side is not shy about avoiding suitors for its star attacker as January approaches, putting a £ 100 million price tag on Grealish. If any club were really willing to pay this large amount for the 24-year-old, he would become the most expensive British player in history after Gareth Bale’s £ 86 million transfer to Real Madrid from Spurs in 2013.
The Red Devils have not been the only team to show interest in Grealish, with Pep Guardiola expressing his desire to bring the England international to Manchester City. Tottenham are also said to be interested.
The Villa star burst onto the scene last season, helping his club stay away from relegation. Grealish scored eight goals and six assists in 36 appearances and appears to be on track to surpass that previous total with ease this season.
His wonderful form and importance in Villa’s attack earned him a well deserved call-up to the Three Lions, where he starred for his country last month in the League of Nations, achieving a couple of excellent performances. At this rate, it looks like Grealish will surely be in England’s plans next summer for the European Championship.
Big deals don’t usually materialize in January, but one of these English giants could try his luck with Grealish in the transfer window next summer. But if Villa can stay well above the relegation zone, don’t expect him to go anywhere anytime soon, especially considering his gigantic cost.