Man United go Dutch as Grealish deal proves to be too expensive

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It would appear that Man United’s pursuit of Jack Grealish is all but over.

According to the Evening Standard, cited by the Daily Mirror, the Red Devils consider a deal for the Aston Villa talisman to be too expensive.

To that end, a swoop for highly-rated Donny van de Beek appears to be on the cards instead.

The Ajax star came to prominence with an outstanding performance in last season’s Champions League against Real Madrid, and he’s continued his good form this season with eight goals and six assists per transfermarkt.

According to a report from teamtalk back in June, Ajax coach Erik ten Hag confirmed the existence of an agreement to let the midfielder leave this summer should he so desire.

Ajax CEO, Edwin van der Sar, is a former Man United goalkeeper of course, and it’s entirely possible that he would look favourably on a deal for one of his current players to move to Old Trafford.

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