Jack Grealish could STAY at Aston Villa this summer even if he stars for England in the Euro 2020 final, says agent Jonathan Barnett … with Manchester United NOT ‘at the top of the list’ of likely suitors
- Jack Grealish’s agent has spoken out about his client’s future
- It was widely expected that the midfielder would leave his youth club this summer
- Jonathan Barnett, the super agent representing Grealish, has added some doubts
- He admits that the captain was able to stay in Villa despite ‘many’ interested clubs
- Manchester United, City, Liverpool and PSG have each been associated with him
Jack Grealish’s agent has cast doubt on a massive summer move to Manchester United, admitting the Red Devils are not ‘top of the list’ of possible suitors for his client.
Super agent Jonathan Barnett, who represents Grealish along with the likes of Gareth Bale, has spoken out on the future of Villa’s captain.
Barnett remotely interviewed SNTV in which he admitted that Grealish could still stay with his youth club, despite ‘many clubs’ taking an interest in his services.
Grealish has been tipped to star for England at this summer’s European Championship, which could spark a bidding war for his signature, although he seemed to be pouring cold water on a move to Old Trafford.
Despite great interest, Jack Grealish could still remain an Aston Villa player this summer
Agent Jonathan Barnett has poured cold water on a possible move to Manchester United
Barnett said, ‘The truth is, we don’t know (what will happen). There are a lot of clubs (interested) and I wouldn’t want to put Manchester United at the top of that list.
But he could stay. He could stay too, so it’s a conversation the club, Aston Villa, will have with Jack and ourselves, then we’ll see where we’re going.
At the moment he’s a Villa player and hasn’t thought of anything else.
“He could be a big star in the summer, maybe he should have played for England a little earlier.”
Grealish (top right) has spent most of 2021 on the sidelines after struggling with injuries
Villa captain Grealish signed a new five-year contract with Villa Park last September
Grealish has been linked with both United and their rivals Manchester City, plus players like Liverpool and PSG, although transfer speculation appears to be waning as the player endured an injury hit 2021 so far.
He has been struggling with a shin injury since February, but is hoping to be fully fit again for the postponed Euro 2020 final after finally settling into the England team with several outstanding displays at last fall’s internationals, not least against Belgium. the world through FIFA.
Villa is in a solid negotiating position this summer after their captain signed a lucrative five-year deal worth £ 135,000 a week in September 2020.
Grealish accepted a massive pay rise – an increase of around £ 55,000 a week from his previous salary – and was a driving factor behind Villa’s sublime form earlier in the campaign, with the Midlands club occupying the European positions in the table.
As reported by SportsmailLast summer, Villa had no interest in negotiating a deal for their homegrown star for just under £ 80 million – a fee only a handful of clubs could consider after the coronavirus pandemic hit football’s financial landscape. reformed.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considered a longtime admirer of Grealish
The playmaker will star for England in the Euro 2020 final this summer
Considered a longtime admirer of Grealish, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be funding summer additions in the coming months, albeit on a lower post-pandemic budget.
Barnett added: ‘He loves Villa, but I think we’ll just have to see how it turns out.
“It is a pity that he has this injury at the moment, but that will be fine.”