Rio Ferdinand says Liverpool should make a sensational swoop for Manchester City target Jack Grealish… with Manchester United’s attacking options ‘ruling them out’ of a potential move
- Rio Ferdinand believes Liverpool should make a move for Jack Grealish
- The Aston Villa captain has been heavily linked with Manchester City
- Ferdinand thinks City’s rivals should try to hijack their potential £100m deal
- But he believes Manchester United have too many options in his position
Rio Ferdinand believes Liverpool should attempt to hijack Manchester City’s £100million pursuit of Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
The midfielder has been heavily linked with a big-money move to the Etihad this summer. As revealed by Sportsmail, City are set to make an opening bid of £75m but Villa are holding out for a British record fee of £100m.
The 25-year-old is set for talks with Villa when he returns from his summer break, with the club set to offer him a new contract worth more than £150,000 a week in an effort to convince him to stay.
Rio Ferdinand believes Liverpool should hijack Manchester City’s move for Jack Grealish
Ferdinand admitted he would love to see the midfielder at Old Trafford but believes they already have too many option in his position.
‘I would love him to join Manchester United, obviously. But I just feel that the position that he plays is stacked,’ he told his FIVE Youtube channel.
‘Bruno [Fernandes] in a ten, [Marcus] Rashford’s on the left, [Anthony] Martial is there, [Paul] Pogba is there.
Ferdinand insisted Manchester United have too many attacking options to make a move
‘It kind of rules Manchester United out unless they say, “no, we’re going to shift a player or two to get him”.
While United may be overloaded in the attacking area, Ferdinand believes their rivals should be looking to lure him away from Villa.
He admitted that City are the favourites to land the England international’s signature but said Liverpool and Chelsea should be looking to enter the race.
‘There aren’t many breathtaking footballers around anymore who produce breathtaking moments and make you go, “wow that was crazy”,’ he continued.
The former United defender said Grealish would improve both Liverpool and Chelsea
‘Jack Grealish does that. He’s just a phenomenal player. If I’m Liverpool, I’m going to get him. If I’m Man City, I’m taking him.
‘Because he improves them. He improves Chelsea, 100 per cent. Whoever’s got the money to pay for him, do it.
‘If Liverpool bought him it would be a bolt out of the blue. He improves them and then it’s like, “wow”‘.