Manchester United and Arsenal have both been linked with Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish but former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison has urged the 24-year-old to snub a move to the OT outfit.
‘I think it’s all about timing,’ Hutchison told ESPN FC, as quoted by The Metro.
‘The form of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba has probably swayed Ole to stick with those two, if Paul Pogba hangs around, so timing is probably not on Jack’s side to go somewhere like Man United.
‘I think he’d be a good signing for them, obviously, Liverpool as well.
‘I think Arsenal at this present time would be a very good move for him. Having said that, it just depends on who else Arsenal bring in. Because if they expect to bring in Jack Grealish for between £40-45m and expect Arsenal to get to the top four, it ain’t gonna happen.
‘So, if Jack Grealish is a stepping stone in terms of they’re going to then attract better players in different positions I.e. centre-halves, then they have got a chance.
‘I think for Jack it will be a pretty good move because they’re a footballing side.’
Jack Grealish is the type of player who can surely elevate the Arsenal first XI next season but we do not think the Gunners can afford him now that Aston Villa have survived relegation.
Villa are reportedly quoting around £80 million for the sale Jack Grealish and if this is true then there’s now away that Arsenal will be able to afford him.
Man United might not also be able to sign him for that price tag but unlike the Gunners, United not only have a bigger transfer budget during the current transfer window but they can also provide Champions League football next season.