Michael Owen believes Jack Grealish would fit Manchester United’s midfield like a glove, and would be a smart replacement for Paul Pogba.
The Red Devils have been linked with several mega money transfer targets this year, including Bundesliga superstar Jadon Sancho. United could also be ready to offer Aston Villa’s star player a lifeline, and club icon Owen is all for it.
Despite the current financial climate, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to drop his name amongst the big fish who will demand high eight-figure sums for their services. If United continue their pursuit of Grealish, he will cost the club £80 million, which the Midlands club will not budge on even if they are relegated, according to The Mirror.
Should Man United sign Jack Grealish this summer?
Owen recently discussed the situation of having both Pogba and Bruno Fernandes fighting for a spot in the United midfield.
“I think it’s taken a huge bit of pressure off him [Solskjaer] that Fernandes has done fantastically well. Now he doesn’t necessarily have to put Pogba in straightaway because there’s going to be questions about whether they can play together,” the former England international told Premier League Productions (via Metro).
After leaving Man United in 2012 for Juventus and then rejoining in 2016, Pogba could be on the move again after struggling to perform consistently in the Premier League. The Serie A giants are once again interested in the Frenchman joining their ranks (via Sky Sports).
Owen feels the time is right for United to replace Pogba and thinks Grealish would be a good asset to the team.
“If I was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer I could get big money bearing in mind they’ve got Fernandes now and then you could go and invest in someone like Grealish,” the 40-year-old said. “He might have the style that compliments Manchester United better than Pogba does at the moment.”
The midfielder has registered nine goals and eight assists across all competitions this season (via Transfermarkt), solid numbers to join up with a side looking to expand their attack.
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