Sky Sports News are reporting that Leicester City are considering a move for Jack Grealish. The TV station say their sources are telling them that we will only be looking to sell our no.10 for £40m.
Manchester United and Arsenal are also believed to be monitoring Jack’s situation but it seems as though the Foxes are the leading candidate for the midfielder.
Fans on Twitter are debating whether £40m is a fair price for the 22-year-old:
Everyone will want him according to media NOT FOR SALE
— Steve Large (@Largeylivewire) 31 May 2018
If we are somehow able to turn down £40 million for Jack i will be doing sumassaults around the garden believe me, it would life everyone but i can't see us able to turn that type of offer down mate sadly, time will tell just rumours atm GULP pic.twitter.com/c6dYcWTabs
— British Clive (@BritishBuIIdog) 31 May 2018
£40m I would happily accept!
— Adam Clinton (@AdamClinton9) 31 May 2018
Will be gutted to see him leave, same as when Dwight went. Different circumstances, but a book value of £40m can’t be argued with. 🙁
— Riz Shiz (@Razor_Sharper) 31 May 2018
Shouldn’t even be putting a price in him if we have any ambition.
— TheMumblingBrummie (@adamjonestiler) 31 May 2018
If we get that it's very good business for championship player but can't see him wanting Leicester but may not have choice. Just hope if that money squashes FFP sack Bruce and rebuild with a manager who can work on tighter budgets and promote youth!
— andy (@andy59967602) 31 May 2018
Like it or not, that is crazy money and we couldn’t turn it down in our current position
— AJS (@ajsfounded71) 31 May 2018
TBF ffp or not I couldn't see us turning that type of money down. Be gutted to see him leave tho
— Robert Holder (@Robert_A_Holder) 31 May 2018
40mil we won’t get that – more around 30 ish #UTV
— Darren Probert (@dazzavilla) 31 May 2018
40m plus add ons ! I would drive him there myself and buy him lunch on the way
— Team $$$ (@skillspaybillz) 31 May 2018
As I said in a piece yesterday, considering the lack of other options to make up the £30m -£40m shortfall in our finances, the sale of Grealish has to be considered.
Nobody wants it to happen but if Leicester do offer up a large slice of their funds from the £60m sale of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, we will have to listen to their offer.
The final decision would still be up to the player though, and I don’t envy the choice he would have to make.