Manchester United were keen on signing Leicester City’s Harry Maguire for just £4 million back in 2013 – but they opted against doing so, for unknown reasons.
David Moyes was in charge of the club at the time and had shown interest in bringing the centre-back to Old Trafford, who was then at Sheffield United.
But despite the 56 year old keeping track of the youngster for a while, the Red Devils decided against making a move for Maguire, who later joined Hull City later in 2014, and moved to King Power Stadium three years later.
According to reports from the Mirror, Sir Alex Ferguson told his fellow Scotsman that the England international would become a world class player someday and should snap him up from the Blades.
Ex-United boss José Mourinho had been desperate to sign the defender last year, after the former Tigers man’s brilliant performances for England at the World Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is desperate to strengthen his defense this summer, and have agreed a record deal of £80 million transfer fee to land the Foxes defender, £60 million upfront and an extra £20m available in add-ons. Quite a bit more than the £4million they could have paid.
Maguire will reportedly fly out to Manchester on Monday, where he is due to have his medical.