Rio Ferdinand reveals the signing he’d have loved Manchester United to make

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Manchester United have been active in the summer transfer market, with moves already sealed for Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho and now Raphael Varane.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he’d have loved the club to sign up Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.

Ferdinand is a huge fan of the England international and believes he’d be a top signing at Old Trafford. However, Ferdinand admitted that his position at the club is very much occupied.

“I would love him to join Manchester United, obviously. But I just feel that the position that he plays is stacked,” Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel.

“Bruno [Fernandes] in a ten, [Marcus] Rashford’s on the left, [Anthony] Martial is there, [Paul] Pogba is there. It kind of rules Manchester United out unless they say, “no, we’re going to shift a player or two to get him”. That’s the big decision they have to make.

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“There aren’t many breathtaking footballers around anymore who produce breathtaking moments and make you go, ‘wow that was crazy’. Jack Grealish does that. He’s just a phenomenal player.

“If he’s going to go anywhere, I think it will be Man City. He would add to that team.

“Jack Grealish is driven, he’s been loyal, the fact he stayed at Villa last season is enough for them to clap him out of the stadium. He’s paid his dues and done great things, helped get them up and kept them in the Premier League.”

Ferdinand believes Grealish will improve every top club in the Premier League, including champions Manchester City.
Ferdinand added: “Does he improve every team in the Premier League? Yes he does, end of argument. He improves every team.

“If I’m Liverpool, I’m going to get him. If I’m Man City, I’m taking him. Because he improves them. He improves Chelsea, 100%. Whoever’s got the money to pay for him, do it.

“If Liverpool bought him it would be a bolt out of the blue. He improves them and then it’s like, ‘wow’.”