Former Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says Jack Grealish’s summer transfer to Manchester United is ‘already done’.
United head the race for Grealish who is expected to depart his boyhood club regardless of whether they retain their Premier League status.
Villa currently sit 18th in the Premier League, a point adrift of safety, and have taken just two points from their four games since the restart.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw Grealish score a stunner at Old Trafford in December and is keen to bolster his midfield options with the Villa skipper.
Grealish’s form before the enforced mid-season break due to the coronavirus pandemic had seen him propelled into contention for England’s Euro 2020 squad.
And Sherwood believes a deal has already been struck with United for the 24-year-old to move at the end of the season.
“I think Jack Grealish is a deal which is already done,” he told Premier League Productions. “He’s a player that they [Manchester United] need. I honestly believe there’s only one club for Jack Grealish.”
“I don’t think he can stay at Aston Villa, he needs to progress his career. I think he signs for Manchester United.”
Grealish joins Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho as United’s top priorities this summer.
Sancho is arguably Europe’s hottest property having excelled in the Bundesliga and already established himself as a key part of the England squad at just 19.
United are reluctant to pay Dortmund’s £100million asking price but are hopeful of doing a deal that would see him make the switch to the Theatre of Dreams.
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