Harry Maguire is pushing for a Red Devils move after stating his intentions to Leicester City.
Harry Maguire has told Leicester City that he would like to sign for Manchester United amidst intense interest. The English International was absent from training yesterday owing down to illness.
The 26-year-old, who moved to King Power Stadium in 2017, has been on the Red Devils radar for a while. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s interest in the player has been public after divulging his resolution in the hopes of strengthening the backline.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the transfer in the final stages after Maguire’s aspiration to represent the Red Devils. Since his wish is respected by the Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, transfer to Old Trafford is highly achievable.
Additionally, Maguire is wanting to follow the footsteps of Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, who is one of the most accomplished footballers of all time.
While his two-year stint at King Power Stadium, Maguire has made 76 appearances under Claude Puel and Brendan Rodgers. In the meanwhile, the former Hull City defender has established himself as one of the best defenders in the league.
In the view of the fact that he’s English and knows the league very well, the one-time Premier League Champions are demanding no lesser than £90 million, which would make him the costliest defender in the game of football.
Few days back, Brendan Rodgers stated that the defender would be granted a move to United only if Leicester’s demand is met. Also, the former Liverpool boss added that the club is not under financial pressure, making the negotiations tougher for the Red Devils.
The pursuit of Harry Maguire will be curtains for either of Phil Jones or Chris Smalling. The England duo has struggled to live up to their belief after Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. Marcus Rojo is also likely to head into the exit door, along with Romelu Lukaku. The acquisition of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire should cut down the leakage of goals in the backline.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
— S. K. MOORE (@S_K_MOORE) July 29, 2019
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) July 29, 2019
Harry Maguire has agreed personal terms with Manchester United. Manchester United and Leicester are in advanced talks, but the deal is not completed yet. There will be a new meeting soon to finalize the agreement. [@FabrizioRomano] #MUFC
— MUFC Scoop (@MUFCScoop) July 30, 2019
Man United will have new contacts soon with Leicester for Harry Maguire. Ed Woodward is working on this deal and strongly wants to sign the CB who Solskjaer asked. Talks ongoing, the player is pushing but Leicester have to decide soon. 🔴 #MUFC #ManUnited #LCFC #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 30, 2019
Harry Maguire has agreed personal terms with Manchester United. Manchester United and Leicester are in advanced talks, but the deal is not completed yet. There will be a new meeting soon to finalize the agreement. (source: @FabrizioRomano) #MUFC
— United Update (@UnitedsUpdate) July 30, 2019
Should United manage to rope Maguire in, they enter the season as top four favourites.