Harry Maguire has been on the transfer radar of all the top clubs in England since his stellar World Cup performances that secured England the semi-finals berth in Russia. With both Manchester clubs vying for the towering centre-back’s signature, United seems to be the one leading the race.
City have lost long-time club captain Vincent Kompany, who has returned to his native Belgium, while Nicolas Otamendi is set to leave, with Atletico Madrid the heavy favourites to sign the Argentine.
While City are keen to land Maguire and pair him alongside his England centre half partner John Stones, they aren’t ready to match Leicester City’s 80M Euros valuation.
Manchester United after a disastrous season are planning to go all out to rebuild their squad. Ex-manager Jose Mourinho periodically complained of the lack of quality options in the midfield and so does current manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer.
Desperate to get a reputable centre back , United could be the one to dish out 80M for Maguire. Daniel James for 15M was United’s first foray into the transfer market this season and Harry Maguire could follow suit.