Manchester United transfer target Jack Grealish has been urged to snub a potential move to Old Trafford and head to Europe instead. Barcelona and Real Madrid are both interested in the Aston Villa star.
Grealish is widely expected to leave the Premier League strugglers this summer.
The 24-year-old attacker is wanted by a host of teams, and is expected to walk away from the Villains at the end of the season.
Villa are in a relegation dogfight at the moment, but will have a brief escape from that to take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final on Sunday.
Grealish has been unquestionably their best player of the season, having provided seven goals and six assists in the current Premier League campaign.
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And Villa know they could end up losing Grealish regardless of whether they stay in the Premier League or go down, with United reportedly desperate to get a deal over the line.
The Red Devils are believed to be ready to make Grealish their top target for the summer window, but know they will face competition from Barcelona and Real Madrid.
He is valued at £60million, and is expected to trigger a bidding war at the end of the season.
But his old team-mate Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged him to turn down a move to Old Trafford, and claimed he would walk into either Barca’s team or Juventus’.
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He told the Sun that he feels Grealish is too talented to go to United, who have had a significantly mixed campaign.
They currently sit fifth in the table, but question marks have been raised over their ability in the transfer market after losing out on Erling Braut Haaland.
And Agbonlahor believes United simply aren’t good enough for Grealish, claiming he could walk into any team in the world.
“I am not just saying this as I have played with him, but I honestly think he is the best attacking midfield option that England have got at this current time,” he said.
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“That is why, when people say Grealish to Manchester United, he could do so much better than that.He could walk into any team in the world, even Barcelona or Juventus.
“For where Manchester United are now, he could go to better teams around the world, so he doesn’t need to limit himself to just United and focus on teams who are playing in the Champions League.
“The good thing about Jack is that he can run with and without the ball, play in different positions and score goals.
“He is the type of player that fans of football will go to a game to specifically watch him, even if they aren’t fans of Villa.”
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