Man Utd to offer Sergio Romero to Aston Villa in Jack Grealish swap deal

Man Utd to offer Sergio Romero to Aston Villa in Jack Grealish swap deal


Manchester United remain keen on Jack Grealish (Picture: Getty)

Sergio Romero could join Aston Villa this summer with Manchester United willing to include the Argentine in a deal to sign Jack Grealish.

United are interested in signing the 24-year-old but Villa have put a prohibitive £75m asking price on the midfielder’s head.

Metro.co.uk understands United value Grealish at closer to £55m but the club’s initial bid of £45m, plus a series of add-ons, was rejected.

With negotiations at an impasse, the Daily Mail claim United are willing to include goalkeeper Romero in a bid to persuade Villa to part with Grealish.

The 33-year-old has provided back-up to David De Gea in the last five years but he’s grown increasingly frustrated by his lack of first team opportunities after seeing the Spaniard’s form nosedive.

Romero is keen to leave Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

The Argentine feels he’s now at a stage of his career in which he needs to play every week and the return of Dean Henderson to Old Trafford this week will only limit Romero’s chances even further.

Villa attempted to sign Bournemouth ace Aaron Ramsdale but the goalkeeper opted to join Sheffield United, who needed a new stopper after Henderson’s loan finished at Bramall Lane.

Romero is widely considered the best back-up keeper in the league and given Chelsea, Everton and Leeds are interested in the former Sampdoria ace, it’s likely that Villa would be keen.

Grealish returned to pre-season training on Monday and is set for talks with Villa this week to discuss his future,

The 24-year-old is a boyhood Villa fan and though he’s desperate to play in the Champions League, he’s unlikely to hand in a transfer request or to push for any move to threaten his reputation with supporters.

United’s priority remains signing Jadon Sancho and the club tend to work on one deal at a time but the unique nature of this summer’s transfer window means the club cannot afford to squander valuable time.

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