But of those listed, Lingard and Mata without question shouldnt be in the squad and you would probably include Matic in that too, so its an absolute no-brainer to bring in another CM/AM and Grealish would be a fantastic signing. He can play in a number of positions, he'd be starting LW, RW or AM for us tonight for example!People are talking about Grealish replacing Pogba, but isn't Bruno Fernandes already the replacement for Pogba? Wasn't he signed for the same position as an AM?
For the midfield we already have: Matic, Fred, McT, Pogba, Fernandes, Lingard, Mata. That's 7 players for 3 positions and very heavy on the AM side. If there's any part of that MF that looks more jittery it's DM for me, as Matic seems to be on his last season and we don't have a capable DM other than him.
Unless Lingard and Mata follow Pogba out the door, splurging on an another AM (be it Maddison or Grealish) does not seem prudent this summer. Not while we have priorities on DM, RW and CF positions. And neither of these guys will be happy to come and sit on the bench , I don't think anyway, so we'll have to see how Bruno does first and if he can make AM his own.