Donny Grealish Clue
A couple of recent transfer moves over the weekend now point to where Villa’s transfer window will be heading.
First of all, Manchester United agreeing £40m fee for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek further supports MOMS continued view that Jack Grealish will remain a Villa player come the end of the transfer window.
The Netherlands international, 23, and has been watched by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on several occasions and a five-year deal looks like it’ll be wrapped up this week.
Again, like Bruno Fernandes before him, the transfer shows what value is available in Europe, compared to the unrealistic £80m Grealish figure that has been floated about. For half the price, you’re getting a younger player who was a leading light in Ajax’s Champions League semi-final run in 2019.
You’d be very surprised if United were activity pursuing Grealish once they complete on van de Beek, considering the players they have in Grealish’s potential positions.
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Brentford have finally confirmed the transfer of Peterborough striker Ivan Toney, with the 24-year-old signing a five-year contract with the Bees.
The prolific League One Posh striker was Brentford’s preferred replacement for Ollie Watkins, who is now expected to leave, with Villa the favourites to be his final destination.
It is thought the initial delays in the Toney transfer has contributed to delaying the sale of Watkins, with Brentford wanting to lockdown a replacement first before letting Watkins go.