Jack Grealish urged to join Manchester United over Arsenal by Liverpool legend Steve Nicol

Jack Grealish has been told to join Manchester United over Arsenal
Jack Grealish has been told to join Manchester United over Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has been urged to join Manchester United over Arsenal by Liverpool legend Steve Nicol.

Grealish is rated as one of the best Premier League players from a team outside the top six and made his England debut earlier in the year.

Having helped Villa secure their return to the Premier League, Grealish has starred over the last two seasons in the top-flight, with his performances attracting interest from a number of rival clubs.

Man United were heavily linked with a move for Grealish in the summer and are said to be considering a fresh move ahead of the January transfer window.

Arsenal have also been linked with Grealish – although whether they could afford him appears doubtful – but Nicol says that move does not make sense in any case.

The former Liverpool star instead believes Grealish is ‘made for Manchester United’ and can help the club challenge for major trophies again.

‘Manchester United lack consistency and they need to get players, who are not only consistent, but consistent at really high level that will take a club like Manchester United back to where they think they belong, which is fighting for Premier Leagues and fighting for European trophies,’ Nicol told ESPN.

‘Jack Grealish can do that.

‘I think absolutely Manchester United are crying out for a Jack Grealish, a guy who keeps the ball, a guy who will do his bit defensively.

‘We talk about [Paul] Pogba at United, not been able to defend. Jack Grealish does everything.

‘He goes forward and he goes backwards and he has class and he has control. So, I think Jack Grealish is made for Manchester United.’

On the speculation linking Grealish with Arsenal, Nicol added: ‘I’m not sure where Arsenal are going. They’ve been pretty stagnate for five or six years now.

‘If I’m Jack Grealish and I’m class every time I step on the field, I want to go somewhere who is either at the top or a club who can get to the club again.

‘I would suggest Man United, with the money they have, they can buy their way back to the top. If I’m Jack Grealish, I’m looking at Manchester United before Arsenal.

‘Arsenal are going the wrong way. Grealish is going upwards and Arsenal are going downwards. It doesn’t make any sense professionally for him to go to Arsenal.’

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