Former Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino has tipped Jack Grealish to join Manchester United in the summer.
The 24-year-old is currently being linked with a move to Old Trafford, and Cascarino believes it is the most likely destination. Speaking on talkSPORT (via HITC), he said: “I think there are a number of clubs that could take Jack.
“I think United is where he will go because I think they will be the guys that will go the hardest for him because United now are going to go with a sledgehammer and certain transfers they are going to try to get over the line, and Jack, I think, is going to be one of them.”
Villa will undoubtedly want to keep hold of their star player but, whatever the case, it is easy to understand why Manchester United are keen. In Cascarino’s words, they really could go in hard for him when you consider Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s roster.
With seven goals and five assists in the Premier League this season, Grealish would be a huge upgrade on a player like Jesse Lingard. The England international is yet to score or provide in the current campaign and is averaging 1 key pass per game, vastly inferior to Grealish’s 2.7 (via WhoScored). With another attacking midfielder in Juan Mata, now 31, not getting any younger, he could also be a great replacement for him.
Should Villa stay up, however, it would not be a surprise to see Grealish remain at the club, with the Villans having given him the platform to truly shine. But if not, Cascarino could be onto something.
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