Paul Scholes has begged Jack Grealish to leave Aston Villa and sign for Manchester United – a signing that would prove to be brilliant for the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have long been linked with a move for the attacker but as yet, a move has not come to fruition.
Now, former Red Devils midfielder Scholes has appealed to the 25-year-old that “he needs to get out” of Villa Park and as the calls for a move get louder, it only makes sense for the United to make a move.
First and foremost, Grealish is a fantastic player, a statement that his statistics prove.
The Villa captain is currently in the midst of his most productive top-flight campaign so far, having scored six goals and provided 12 assists.
It could even be argued that his numbers should be even better with the three-time England international contributing two shots and 3.2 key passes per game in all competitions this season, according to WhoScored.
His importance to Villa is emphasised even more when considering he has directly been involved in 47% of their Premier League goals throughout 2020/21, a huge reason why the Villans have managed to drag themselves way clear of any relegation dogfight.
Of course, with better players around him such as Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, his output would surely rise even more.
Any move for Grealish would not be cheap, though. He still has over four years left to run on his most recent contract at Villa Park, whilst he is also rated at £45m.
Having kept a close eye on the player’s development in his time at the club, Dean Smith will also be desperate to keep Grealish, having recently waxed lyrical about his ‘super-high level’.
He would certainly bring a different dimension to the Manchester United attack and that’s why Ed Woodward, Solskjaer and Grealish should all listen to Scholes’ advice and ensure that the midfielder gets to Old Trafford sooner rather than later.
It would give United another excellent forward player and give Grealish a chance to shine at one of the world’s biggest clubs, a chance he has more than earned.