The rumours linking Manchester United with a move for Harry Maguire will just not go away. The latest story we covered in the brewing saga came from the Evening Standard, who claimed that the Red Devils were still locked in talks with Leicester City, although no breakthrough in negotiations was close.
Well this morning, United may well be waking up with renewed enthusiasm in their pursuit of Maguire, as according to Sky Sports News, the 26-year-old has told his current club that he wants to leave during this transfer window.
Apparently, Maguire told both Brendan Rodgers and his teammates that he’d like to leave the King Power, with United and City both keen on signing the centre-half. Furthermore, Leicester has told the Englishman that he can leave if their valuation is met…
So far, the highest offer made by United is £70million, but Leicester want a world-record fee to let Maguire leave. The highest fee ever paid for a defender stands at £75million (Van Dijk to Liverpool).
Sky say that City have told Leicester that they’re willing to match their rivals’ bid, although at this point, both clubs are short of The Foxes’ valuation of Maguire.
If I was in charge at United I’d just pay whatever it takes and get the deal done. Maguire would be a huge upgrade on what we currently have, and although he’ll cos a pretty penny, he could be the difference in the Reds being back in the Champions League in twelve months time. Surely that’s worth it…?