Former Aston Villa head coach Tim Sherwood claims Manchester United have already agreed a deal to land Jack Grealish this summer.

The 24-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford this campaign, thanks in no small part to his fantastic form with the Villa.

Grealish has scored nine goals across all competitions for his boyhood club and the club’s chances of keeping the player look slim, even if they retain their position in the PL.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for Jack following the midfielder’s stunning goal at Old Trafford in December and the head coach wants to add even more creativity to his midfield following the singing of the Portugal international Bruno Fernandes in January.

The pandemic has created uncertainty about how the summer transfer window will play out but Sherwood, who managed Jack during his time at Villa Park, claims a summer deal has already been reached for the star to move to Old Trafford.

‘I think Jack Grealish is a deal which is already done,’ Tim told Premier League Productions. ‘He’s a player that they [Manchester United] need. I honestly believe there’s only one club for Jack Grealish.

Pushed further on his claim, Tim said it was inevitable that Grealish would switch to the Theatre of Dreams. ‘I don’t think he can stay at Aston Villa, he needs to progress his career. I think he signs for Manchester United.’

United’s priority remains Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho but the Red Devils are refusing to meet the Bundesliga side’s £100m valuation of the midfielder.