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Manchester United midfield target reportedly shortlisted by Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Manchester United’s hunt for Jack Grealish to improve their depleted midfield to become difficult.

Manchester United target Jack Grealish is now in the transfer shortlist of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. After a very impressive spell at relegation fearing Aston Villa, Grealish is a hot cake for multiple Premier League and European giants. That is what Sam Allardyce believes. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona do have reasons to consider him. But, will Manchester United let another transfer target slip from under their noses is to be seen.

Manchester United: A Possibility?

Manchester United seem to assume their ‘Pogba days’ are done. It is no doubt that the Frenchman is a fantastic midfielder, but his stint at United isn’t quite as impressive. Multiple reports also reported Pogba has told his teammates he wants to leave Old Trafford. Options when he leaves are something United need to ponder.

Maddison has been a probable replacement target, but he will most likely snub the Red Devils to play under Rodgers. In such a case, Grealish fits the bill perfectly.

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One, he’s English and tested well under English conditions and Premier League. With Villa battling relegation, he’ll be a very good catch for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Why Barcelona or Real Madrid?

Barcelona has been a textbook definition of “desperate transfers”. The club prides on its academy and La Masia products, but their transfers have been outright disappointing in recent years.

Dembele for a whopping 125,00 mil. € to Malcolm’s shocking scoop and the elephant in the room- Coutinho from Liverpool – where should we click our tongue! I agree Barcelona have a valid point about Rakitic being unsettled and they are right to look upon a bright midfielder.

From Jack’s perspective, the positive will be regular Champions League football. The low, however, will be the uncertainty of his success there- Coutinho being an example.

Coming to Real Madrid, they might have a case here. Modric is 34 now. Kroos has hinted early retirement too. The absence of 2 anchors of the Madrid midfield opens space for ‘vacancies’.

However, Perez looks obsessed with Brazilians. There is Valverde who has shone magnificently, but another addition will be no harm. Which player doesn’t want a manager like “Zinedine Zidane’ in his team! If Grealish decides to switch to Spain, his future looks better at Bernabéu than at Nou Camp.    

Manchester United midfield target reportedly shortlisted by Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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