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Manchester United face backlash as £80m target signs a deal with the current club

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has signed a new contract extension to stay at the club. [source-Goal] The playmaker has signed a five-year deal.

Jack Grealish has been a long time transfer target for Manchester United. He was United’s priority signing this summer beside Jadon Sancho.

United were hopeful of signing Grealish on the cheap before the Premier League ended but Aston Villa’s successful fight against relegation killed those hopes. 

Villa slapped a huge £80m price tag on their captain after securing Premier League survival. United’s preoccupation with Jadon Sancho put a move for Grealish on the back-burner and now the club has lost all hope of signing both their big-money targets. 

Sancho’s deal is slowly dying as United have refused to pay Borussia Dortmund’s £108m asking price.

Grealish’s quality has been on notice throughout the past season. His performances had also attracted the eye of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The Welsh national team manager urged his former side to go and get Grealish. 

Grealish’s contract extension is another bullet stuck in Man United’s armor.

United’s performance in the transfer window has been sub-par until now. The club has only managed to sign Donny Van De Beek from Ajax. 

In the same interval, they have failed to sign Sancho, Grealish, Sergio Reguilon, Gabriel Magalhaes, Douglas Costa and Ben Chilwell. The club are also behind Manchester City in the race for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

They are still in talks to recruit Alex Telles for the left-back position and Thiago for the midfield.

The transfer window is about to close in less than a month and the new Premier League season is also upon us. United’s priorities in the wing and defence have still not been filled and that should be a worrying sign for fans and the manager alike. 

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Paul Messenger

    September 16, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I expect if Grealish gets off to a good start and scores a few it will all gather pace again
    Woodward and OGS just go on and on about him and Sancho just as they have done since January. Everything goes well until the selling club has the sheer audacity to put a price on the player. Then as per usual Woodward and Ollie bitch on about the price and several months later they walk away. I just hope that some other club comes in for Sancho next year and he goes to that club and goes from strength to strength. Man Utd should pay up or shut up.

  2. Kev

    September 16, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    A backlash?
    What are you talking about?
    United chose to sign Van De Beek for less than half the price of Grealish, therefore United had no need for Grealish…!!

  3. Stewart

    September 16, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Well, I can’t say I’m surprised. The latest rumours, I think started by Tim Sherwood and run with by the British press are that Utd have run out of money for transfers. Whilst I don’t think this is true it might explain why Utd haven’t done much regarding transfers. However, I think the most likely explanation is the sheer incompetence of Ed Clueless Woodward. The reason I give for this is, he has been complaining about other clubs asking for over inflated and unreasonable prices for their players while at the same time refusing to lower his excessive asking price for the deadwood players such as Rojo, Jones, Smalling, Lingard, Periera etc and it looks as though Utd are stuck with them. I also think that because of the excessive asking price of Pogba last season he will walk away on another free next season. I suspect all of this is because Woodward wants to be seen as a tough negotiator like his hero at spurs, Levy. Unfortunately for Woodward he just comes across as a useless twat and because of his incompetence Utd will suffer for it.

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