‘A big lure for any player’ – TalkSPORT pundits think United appeal could sway defender
Harry Maguire could find it difficult to turn down the advances of Manchester United based on the calibre of the club alone, according to Tony Cascarino and Dean Saunders.
Maguire has reportedly been the subject of talks between Leicester City and United – with the Foxes said to be holding out for £80m, according to Sky Sports.
The 26-year-old has enjoyed something of a rapid rise in English football, becoming a regular in the Hull City first-team during the 2016/17 season before a £12.3m move to Leicester a year later as well as being part of England’s World Cup squad the following summer.
And with United expressing their interest in the centre-back, both Cascarino and Saunders agreed on talkSPORT that the lure of a such a big club could be too good an opportunity to turn down for Maguire.
Cascarino said: “It’s very hard when your head gets turned by a club of the stature of Manchester United, full stop. Being a United player is another level.”
The Leicester defender missed training earlier this week – but any fears of Maguire throwing a tantrum and trying to force through a move were played down by Saunders – who claims to know his family well having coached his brother Laurence at Chesterfield.
He said: “I think the way he’s been brought up, I think he wouldn’t go down the route when you see Diego Costa, where he’s going ‘I’m not coming back training’ – I don’t think Harry Maguire would do that.
“There comes a point where I think United is a big lure for any player, no disrespect to Leicester.”
United may have been bereft of success lately, but their status as a ‘big club’ is surely not in any doubt – particularly considering their ability to lure the likes of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford for big money in recent years.
With Maguire reportedly stating a desire to leave the King Power Stadium, a move could still be on the cards – as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to prove those credentials once again.
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