Despite the hard financial times Manchester United appears to be facing in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, the club still intends to be active during the summer transfer window, and that includes pushing for a move for our top targets, although there are some deciding factors.
According to the Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, who spoke in a recent Q&A session, Manchester United is still on to the Jack Grealish signing, however, it may be influenced by what happens with the Paul Pogba situation.
Apparently, United view Grealish as an ideal replacements for Paul Pogba, which implies that his signing may depend on whether or not the Frenchman leaves Old Trafford.
Another deciding factor is the recent £85 million valuation of Grealish by Villa, who are keen to cash-in on their captain, having seen how desperate some clubs are for his services. The fee is enormous, and definitely isn’t something United would want to pay, all things considered.
United is however, hopeful we can sign the 24 year old on a cheap if Villa is relegated.
Whitwell also confirmed that United is still committed to signing our other summer transfer targets – Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho, although the Borussia Dortmund man is the most important of the lot, despite the staggering £105 million fee slammed on him by Dortmund.
It’s really unclear how some of these signings will be pulled off, especially the Sancho and Grealish deals, but there have been suggestions United may want to pay a decent fee upfront, with an agreement to pay the rest in installments.