Manchester United could be forced to put their pursuit of Jack Grealish on hold, Ed Woodward has warned. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made signing Aston Villa captain Grealish a top priority heading into the next window.
Speaking at a fan forum event on Friday, Ed Woodward said “Nobody should be under any illusions about the scale of challenge facing everyone in football and it may not be ‘business as usual’ for any clubs, including ourselves, in the transfer market this summer. As ever our priority is the success of the team, but we need visibility of the impact across the whole industry, including timings of the transfer window, and the wider financial picture, before we can talk about a return to normality. On this basis, I cannot help feeling that speculation around transfers of individual players for hundreds of millions of pounds this summer seems to ignore the realities that face the sport.”
The 24-year-old playmaker has impressed in the Premier League this season with seven goals and six assists for a struggling Villa side. But Woodward admits any lavish spending plans might need to be shelved as clubs count the cost of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Donate to Premier League Museum
/ 3 hours ago
#PremierLeagueStories – #CarloAncelotti says the club is in a situation of “emergency” in terms of first team defenders #EFC
Carlo Ancelotti has admitted Everton’s new system is an “emergency” thanks to important players...
/ 5 hours ago
#PremierLeagueStories – #GaryNeville says #JurgenKlopp complaining about fixture schedule is just mindgames #LFC
Plenty has been said and written about the fixture schedule row involving Liverpool boss...
/ 6 hours ago
#PremierLeagueStories- #FrankLampard provides injury update ahead of their clash against Leeds United #LUFC #CFC
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirms that his side is fully fit to head for...
/ 6 hours ago
#PremierLeagueStories – #JoseMourinho lashes out over fixtures of #ManchesterUnited & #ManchesterCity #THFC
Jose Mourinho is not happy that Manchester United and Manchester City still have Premier...
/ 7 hours ago
#PremierLeagueStories- #AinsleyMaitland-Niles to start against Spurs, admits #MikelArteta #THFC #AFC
In a superb 4-1 win against Rapid Vienna, Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles was throughout sublime...