Man United are looking to strengthen their central defense and as per reports, it seems that they are very serious about signing Harry Maguire from Leicester City.
More recently, The Sun have exclusively revealed that Ed Woodward will stop at nothing to lure the Three Lions star. It is mentioned that the Man United chief executive is ready meet the asking price of £80million to sign the 26-year-old star.
The British outlet have claimed that Maguire has been told that if he moves to United, he can expect a mammoth five-year contract (worth £91million) that will make him earn £350,000-a-week. Furthermore, it is stated that United could also offer the likes of Bailly and Rojo in the deal if Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is interested.
The Old Trafford club regularly leaked goals in the last campaign due to an inconsistent back-line and therefore, Solskjaer must splash the cash to reinforce the department.
United have an overcrowded central defense at the moment with players like Jones, Smalling, Lindelof, Bailly and Rojo around. Therefore, if they can bring the price down by offering a center half or two to lure Maguire then it would be great.
On the other hand, if Woodward opts to splash £80million to get the signing done then the England international will become the most expensive defender ever (The Sun).
Last year, after an impressive 2017-18 season with the Foxes and an excellent World Cup campaign with England, Harry Maguire signed a new deal worth £80,000-a-week (The Sun).
If United really are prepared to more than quadruple (£350,000-a-week mentioned above) the player’s current wages then I think, he could be very interested in moving to Old Trafford.