Manchester United Football Club are leaving it late to sign a new centre-half – though it’s not for the want of trying.
Names aplenty have been linked with Old Trafford switches. The one that appears on the back pages most often is Harry Maguire.
Well, late last night The Telegraph gave us a (concerning) update on Maguire’s future. Apparently, United are still ‘some way’ from making progress on signing the 26-year-old centre-half.
Furthermore, the Maguire signing is ‘threatening’ to drag into the final week of the transfer window, with Leicester demanding around £90million to let ‘Slabhead’ leave.
Those prices will not be lowered as Leicester don’t need the cash, but the Midlands club will not stand in Maguire’s way should the asking price be met.
It felt as though things were heading in the right direction when Maguire missed training on Monday, but we now know that was due to illness and it was normal service resumed on Tuesday.
Again, I’ll reiterate that I feel a compromise will eventually be reached, but it will go right down to the wire as when such sums are involved, both clubs are looking to extract the best deal for their respective clubs. However, the Red Devils’ hand will be forced due to the long-term injury suffered to Eric Bailly…