Jack Grealish looks likely to leave Villa in the transfer window

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in action during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Aston Villa at St Mary's Stadium on February 22, 2020. Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images.

According to the Daily Express, Manchester United are eying a big-money move for Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish when the next transfer window opens.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed the best season of his career at the highest level, scoring nine times and producing eight assists. He has been the shining light in an otherwise difficult league campaign for the Villans.

A cheaper alternative to James Maddison

Manchester United are also interested in signing Leicester attacking midfielder James Maddison. However, Leicester are notoriously tough negotiator’s when it comes to selling their players.

The Foxes have wealthy owners, who are willing to back the team. They only sell players for massive fees, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Harry Maguire examples of big players netting the Midlander’s big fees in recent windows.

Reportedly, Leicester would look for around £100million, which would be a massive fee in a now uncertain transfer market. A mooted fee of around £50million for Grealish would certainly prove more cost-effective for the Red Devils.

Grealish future depends on Villa’s future

At the moment, the Premier League seem committed to finishing the 2019/20 season. As things stand, Aston Villa are 19th place in the table and two points from safety. They are in massive danger of suffering relegation this season, even if they do have a game in-hand on the teams around them.

With such a good season in the bank, Grealish is unlikely to stay at the club if they suffer relegation to the Championship. He looks to have a bright future, despite a silly recent decision during the UK lockdown.

Manchester United are not the only club reported to hold an interest in the attacking midfielder. The likes of Everton and Tottenham are also interested in signing the star in the next transfer window. It seems highly unlikely that Jack Grealish will be a Villa player after the next window shuts.

Will Jack Grealish be an Aston Villa player next season (whenever that may start)?