Manchester United need a new centre-half, that much is obvious. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s search has been to no avail thus far, although he’s not giving up.
The name that won’t go away is Leicester City’s Harry Maguire. The latest update in the saga comes on the Transfer Window Podcast featuring Duncan Castles and Ian McGarry.
McGarry states that United have made an improved bid for the 26-year-old Maguire, with the offer totalling £80million. It consists of £60million up front with a possible £20million on the table in add-ons.
Understandably, though, Leicester wants more upfront cash so they can re-invest the money straight back into the playing squad…
I’ve been constant in my belief that Maguire would be an outstanding acquisition and he was always going to cost a considerable amount of money.
However, his Premier League experience would be invaluable to the Red Devils’ young defence. When you factor in Maguire’s calmness in possession and the ability to chip in with a goal or two, the Leicester man could become a real cornerstone of Solskjaer’s team.
It’s easy for me to say as it’s not my money, but I’d just pay whatever it takes to get the deal done as soon as possible to give Maguire time to get integrated into that United dressing room before the serious stuff starts…