Club Legend Ryan Giggs urges Manchester United to sign Sancho and Grealish
United are growing increasingly confident a deal can be done with Borussia Dortmund for Sancho – with discussions centred around the transfer fee and structure of payments – while it is understood personal terms would not be an issue. Dortmund are holding out for €120m (£109m) for the 20-year-old England international winger, who registered 17 goals and 17 assists across 32 Bundesliga games last season.
Grealish, meanwhile, is undecided about his future and has already admitted he may have played his last game at Aston Villa, although it looks unlikely he will join United with Premier League survival increasing his valuation. The 24-year-old Villa captain picked up six goals and eight assists in 38 Premier League games last term, and former United winger Giggs thinks sign both Grealish and Sancho this summer.
“Two good players,” Wales boss Giggs told the Webby and O’Neill YouTube channel. “I think the thing with Grealish is he’s obviously used to the Premier League and doesn’t need to adapt to it so that’s good. For me from the outside, it looks like he’s got the mentality to come to this place and not bother him. Certain players can get overawed.
“Also, the good thing this year is he’s got 10 goals [in all competitions] and got into double figures so that would be one question mark I would have had with him: does he score enough goals? To get to double figures with no penalties for Villa is impressive.
“Sancho is quick, direct but also an intelligent player. What I like about him is when he gets into those areas with the final ball, he doesn’t panic. A lot of quick wide players sometimes do but he picks out the right pass. He’s someone who can counter-attack if we’re going to play that but also if a team are going to sit back, he can beat players and make things happen. They are two signings that may be available and if we’re able to get them, I would go and get them.”