Man United transfer news: Ole told to sign this £60 million midfielder and not Maddison in summer
Jonathan Greening has told Manchester United to make a move for Jack Grealish and not James Maddison.
Once again it is believed that Paul Pogba will be leaving Old Trafford at the end of the season after enduring another difficult season with the Red Devils, as his name has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons on too many occasions.
It is believed that the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in taking him away from Manchester, Meaning that ole Gunnar Solskaer may be forced to delve into his transfer kitty and bring in an adequate replacement, with Grealish and Maddison on the mind of many top Premier League sides.
Grealish has been brilliant for Villa this season and is heavily tipped to join one of the big boys in the summer, while Maddison has fast become one of the most creative players in the Premier League, helping Leicester challenge for that top four spot.
But Greening thinks United should be looking to lure the ‘gritty and determined’ Grealish away from his boyhood club rather than focusing on a deal for Maddison: ‘Over the past few months there’s been talk of Grealish coming or Maddison coming,’ Greening, told Metro.co.uk on behalf of the Grand National. ‘I actually feel I would prefer Jack Grealish.
‘Maddison has enjoyed an impressive season (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty)‘Maddison is a very good player, super technical, he can create, great passing both short and long, and great on set plays.
‘Jack Grealish, however, has that little bit of difference, he can take players on, he can drive forwards with the ball, and slide that pass through. ‘He’s got that bit of grit and determination; and doesn’t like losing, you can see that in his game.
‘Maddison is also maybe a bit too similar to Fernandes, whereas Jack Grealish will bring in something different, he can find pockets of space, he can drive at opponents and take on 2-3 players in one movement.
‘He’d be a better player at United with the current squad than Maddison would be for me.’