Solskjaer told to sign £80m star, Man United urged to wrap up McGinn deal, 399-goal hitman on way to United?
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Garth Crooks has claimed Manchester United need to sign Jack Grealish to replace their ordinary players at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was linked with a whole load of players during the summer transfer window in order to help improve his side enough to get back challenging for that Premier League title, but he failed to get the business done that he needed.
However, there is talk in the media that Solskjaer is readying some moves in the January window in order to get back in the hunt for that Champions League spot, with some reports that they are interested in Grealish.
Grealish has carried on his great form for Aston Villa this season with some stunning performances in the Premier League which has seen him become one of the most impressive midfielders in the English game, with a while host of clubs reportedly interested in a possible deal.
And Crooks believes Grealish is someone Solskjaer and the Manchester United hierarchy should be targeting in order to return to club to their former glories.
He wrote in his BBC Sport column: ‘After the attention paid to Jack Grealish by Manchester United, I think he is entitled to danger money!
‘I can’t remember when a team have inflicted so many tackles on a single player. I suppose Grealish should take that as a compliment.
‘The Aston Villa captain scored a wonderful goal, had a fabulous game at Old Trafford and is precisely the sort of player United need to bolster their prospects.
‘United fans are having to watch too many ordinary players while they are being asked to pay Champions League prices.’
Manchester United have been urged to make a move to sign Polish striker Robert Lewandowski.
United managed to sell powerhouse striker Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window after months of speculation, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to delve into his transfer kitty to add an adequate forward to the front-line and lead the attack.
But there has been some rumours in the media over the last few weeks which have suggested that Solskjaer may be given some funds in the coming transfer window to add a striker to his front-line, with a number of top strikers on the agenda.
The Poland international is one of Europe’s most in-form strikers having scored 27 goals in 21 games in all competitions this season, with Bayern Munich unlikely to sell up.
Despite that, former United defender Clayton Blackmore has backed his former side to attempt the permanent signing of the 31-year-old, who now has 399 career goals in 595 outings.
“They need to get a top striker who the players can learn from,” Blackmore told the Daily Star.
“I’d like to see Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski come in. He’s 31 although still scores goals for fun.”
Manchester United target John McGinn would be worth “every penny” in the eyes of Ian Taylor.
United acquired the services of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bassika, and Harry Maguire during the summer, but there is a feeling that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add a striker or two to his squad, another midfielder and another defender to the back-line.
And reports emerged during the transfer window claiming United are preparing a bid for 24-year-old Scotland international after Mcginn his outstanding season with promoted Villa, in which he netted seven goals and ten assists.
The young mans performances also earned him the club’s Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Year awards ahead of homegrown hero Jack Grealish, prompting United to show a very keen interest.
And amid talk that United are lining up a possible January move, Taylor has told United that the signing of McGinn would be worth every penny, even if it leads to a mega money switch to Old Trafford.
“I think the likes of John McGinn can go all the way and play at the very highest level,” Taylor, speaking on behalf of GentingBet, exclusively told Express Sport.
“The thing is, he did sign a new contract not so long ago. It’ll cost a lot to prise him away from our football club.
“I don’t know whether that price tag will scare people off or not. He’s made big, big strides since he came last year.
“It’ll be a massive price hike if someone does put the money down to buy him but I think he’d be worth every penny.”
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