• Grealish move to Old Trafford practically sealed
  • Grealish approves of new deal outline
  • Grealish acquisition in preparation of Pogba exit

Though he was not among the players who moved in the last transfer window, it appears Jack Grealish is all set to transfer to Manchester United. The only problem right now is that talks between the Red Devils and Aston Villa have yet to get officially underway.

According to a report from, Grealish is ready to join Manchester United. A big reason behind that is that the 24-year-old midfielder could be set for a big payday, a long-term contract reportedly worth a whole lot more than what he is currently making at Villa Park.

The impending move seems to be in preparation for the impending departure of Paul Pogba. The Frenchman's fate is up in the air although it appears that he will be beyond reach before the next transfer window. It would allegedly take some £150 million (about $193 million) to keep him. He has one year left in his contract with the Red Devils holding the option to extend by a further season.

It appears the Aston Villa star approves of the outline of the deal to join United. Unofficially, the deal would reportedly be worth more than the £100,000-per-week deal he currently earns at Villa Park. A big reason behind the undisclosed record sum is likely to be taken from the proceeds of any deal that would be tied up to Pogba.

Should the deal fall through, Grealish would join players like Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James who have arrived in Old Trafford. Aside from those names, there is Bruno Fernandes who moved to United back in January for an initial £46.5 million last January, mentioned in another report. Once Pogba departs, Grealish and the 25-year-old midfielder give the Red Devils a deadly attacking duo.

Pogba remains out of action as he recovers from surgery. He is expected to return to first-team action and play at Euro 2020. This should also help him gain match fitness with most believing he will likely play his final games under the watch of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

With Grealish reportedly content with the outline of the deal by the Red Devils, other teams targeting him may need to focus their attention on someone else. The 24-year-old has drawn interest from other teams as well. But it appears Manchester United beat these unidentified teams to the English attacking midfielder.

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio (R) saves a penalty from Manchester United's Paul Pogba forcing United to settle for a 1-1 draw
Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio (R) saves a penalty from Manchester United's Paul Pogba forcing United to settle for a 1-1 draw AFP / PAUL ELLIS