Agent breaks silence on Jack Grealish to Man Utd talk, makes big admission

Date published: Wednesday 8th July 2020 10:55 - Matthew Briggs

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish’s agent Jonathan Barnett has broken his silence surrounding the Aston Villa man’s proposed move to Manchester United.

England hopeful Grealish has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with numerous sources claiming the 24-year-old is one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top summer targets.

According to Sky Sports, as cited by the Daily Express, United transfer supremo Ed Woodward is working on a deal for Grealish.

Solskjaer is keen on bolstering his attacking ranks to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City.

And Aston Villa skipper Grealish has been identified as the player to help them bridge that gap and add to their homegrown talent.

Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James were all brought in last summer, and Solskjaer is believed to be eager to underpin his squad with talented, English youngsters.

There has been no comment from Grealish regarding his future, which will more than likely point to an exit if Villa are relegated. While his agent Barnett, who also looks after Gareth Bale, has said nothing up to now.




However, asked by Stretty News if Grealish was closing in on a move, he said: “Absolutely no deal has been done with anybody.

“I don’t think they’re [Aston Villa] looking at the Championship themselves, they believe that, hopefully, they’ll get out of the trouble they’re in.


Grealish would ‘benefit’ from Champions League football

“Jack believes it, he’s fighting hard, as hard as he can to stop that. That’s all that is on his mind at the moment.

“He’s not interested in anything else other than fighting to get Aston Villa out of any trouble.”

However, the ever-coy Barnett did admit that Champions League football would benefit his client.

Barnett added: “On the other hand, I think as far as his career is concerned, it would be great for him to play in the Champions League and develop his great skills and I’m not sure in which country or where that will be.

“But that conversation won’t happen now because all he wants to do is fight and help Aston Villa.”

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