Manchester United edging closer to completing first summer transfer

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Manchester United’s move seemingly keeps getting closer and closer.

With Manchester United putting up consistent performances on the field, the atmosphere surrounding the club is healthy and jolly. Some also claim that they have not seen such a positive setting inside the camp since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.

They might be right — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men are on a 14-match unbeaten streak and are looking to keep that feat going as long as possible. And should they decide to secure the Champions League spot via the Premier League, they need to keep the unbeaten run going.

On Sunday, however, there were grim faces of the Manchester United players and the coaches inside the Carrington training ground as Solskjaer revealed that one of their highly-rated youngsters, Angel Gomes, will depart to pursue his career elsewhere.

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The youth prospect said goodbye to all his peers and completed his last drills at the club. While there were shadows of obscurity at one part of Manchester, a dormant desire was moving closer to its long-awaited ambition at the other part of Birmingham.

While the summer transfer window of 2019 was all about recruiting the best defensive bodies for the Mancunian club, the upcoming transfer window will reportedly see the arrivals of some new attacking prodigies.

One of the many names that have been on the radar of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United is of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish. The 24-year-old has been a consistent performer for the Villans, racking up 7 goals and 6 assist from 30 Premier League appearances.

Moreover, it would not be too harsh to say that he has been carrying the whole team in a desperate attempt to avoid relegation — which seems very unlikely considering the current situation of the Premier League table.

Aston Villa has put an enormous price tag of £80 million on Jack Grealish, with the playmaker’s current contract with the club set to expire in June 2023. However, it is expected that Aston Villa’s demotion to the second tier could see any suitor obtain his services for around £30–£40 million.

Nevertheless, according to a report from Express Sport, Grealish has told his friends that he has found a new house in the North-West — which certainly gives some hope to the United fans from Grealish’s side regarding his potential transfer.

A report from The Telegraph also suggests that Manchester City could join the race to sign the Villa captain. While it remains to be seen whether he joins the blue or the red part of Manchester, the deal would understandably leave Aston Villa with a massive hole in their roster.

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