Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted majority of Man United’s transfer business concluded before the start of the pre-season (ESPN) but that has not been the case.
So far, the Red Devils have only lured a right back in the form of Wan-Bissaka and a winger in the form of Daniel James. They still need to reinforce other key areas and are linked with numerous top players.
As far as the central defense is concerned, Leicester City’s Harry Maguire has been in the lime light for quite some time.
Lately, Fabrizio Romano has reported that the England international is pushing to leave the Foxes and has completely agreed terms of a contract with Man Utd (Twitter) (Instagram). The renowned journalist has claimed that United still need to finalize an agreement with Leicester and for that the two clubs will meet soon.
As far as the fee is concerned, few days back Sky Sports News reported that United have offered £70million for the former Hull City player but the 2015-16 Premier League champions are not prepared to let their prized asset leave for less than £80million.
However, more recently, BBC revealed that the Foxes want around £90million and the Old Trafford club believe that the value is unrealistic.
£80million would be enough to make the 26-year-old the most expensive defender in the history of the game and in all fairness, £90million is way too much for a player who has never played in the Champions League. Not to forget, Leicester City signed Maguire for just £17million (BBC) back in 2017.
Still, as per the provided Sky Sports link, it seems that Solskjaer clearly rates The Three Lions star very highly and has made it clear that he wants the signing secured as soon as possible.
With just 8 days remaining in the British summer transfer window, Ed Woodward must act swiftly to get Maguire’s signing done.
Solskjaer has got center backs like Lindelof, Jones, Smalling, Rojo and Bailly around. If Maguire does end up moving to Old Trafford then the Norwegian boss should look to offload at least one center half because the department is over-crowded.
In your opinion, should United pay £90million to lure Maguire?