Manchester United are understood to put their summer priority on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish over Leicester City playmaker James Maddison, as Maddison appears to be very keen to stay put in Leicester City.
The Red Devils were linked with the two players during the winter window, but no move materialized. As the two clubs were involved in a major course over the season.
Leicester City are trying to hold on to the top 4 while Aston Villa are doing all they can to avoid a sudden return back to the championship. United made two singing during the window, as they brought Bruno Fernandez and Nigerian International Odion Ighalo to boost their top four hopes.
It had appeared earlier this season that United were very keen on Maddison, who has enjoyed an exceptional campaign with Leicester. However, the Daily Mirror reports that Grealish has now emerged as the more viable target, described as an exciting player United think can lift them.
Beyond Grealishs obvious quality alone, part of the reason is likely to be availability. Even if Aston Villa are not relegated from the Premier League this season, Grealish could still be on the move as he looks to fulfil his potential at a bigger club.
Former Aston Villa Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has also advised the club to sell the Player should the right offer be submitted. He said a fee in excess of £70 million for Grealish would be a good deal for the club. Agbonlahor who made 341 senior appearances for Villa scoring 75 league goals in the process said the cash from the sale of the captain can be used to strengthen the clubs in other areas.
The 24-year old skipper started his career with Aston Villa, where he has piled up over 140 appearances for the club scoring 22 goals in the process.