Manchester United need to acquire a new centre-half this summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side shipped 54 league goals last term and that’s simply not good enough.
A player who has been continuously linked with an Old Trafford switch is Leicester City’s Harry Maguire. Today, the Daily Mail have offered another update on the potential move.
Apparently, United think they’ve won the race to sign the 26-year-old this summer, beating out stiff competition from Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s men value Maguire at somewhere around the £50million mark, although Leicester want closer to £80million to let him leave. Apparently, the 20-time Premier League champions are willing to get closer than City to that figure, although no numbers are mentioned.
Understandably, Maguire’s preference is a move to The Etihad, but the Reds are now trying to persuade the player that his future lies at the red-half of Manchester.
Again, United are seemingly trying to maintain their newfound philosophy of moving for homegrown British players – as Solskjaer looks to rediscover United’s identity.
Maguire is a top player. I’ve seen several United fans saying that he’s not good enough for this club, but for me, he’s a huge upgrade on every other option we have at centre-half right now – and we have to start moving in the right direction.
The transfer fee does sound pretty expensive but if any club in the country can afford it, United can. If Solskjaer wants Harry Maguire badly enough, Edward Woodward should get it done as soon as possible.