Manchester United set to renew interest in Leicester City defender Harry Maguire in a big summer spending spree
Sources have revealed to ESPN that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to tempt Leicester City into selling Harry Maguire with a big money bid this coming transfer window.
It is genuinely no surprise that United are returning to the man Jose Mourinho identified months ago as one of his top transfer targets considering they have managed a pathetic seven clean sheets so far this season.
According to the report, United were priced out of a move last summer by Leicester who valued their World Cup hero at a mammoth £80 million, and Solskjaer will likely need to pay even more this season with Brendan Rodgers surely keen to keep hold of his star man as he looks to build for his first full season in charge at the King Power Stadium.
Should United successfully bid for Maguire, or any other targets including Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, it would likely mean one of their current defenders leaving Old Trafford.
On paper this may look like a disaster for the Leicester faithful who, should Maguire leave, will be left with Wes Morgan as their only starting centre-back. However, with such a huge sum expected to be splurged on the player from the United camp, Rodgers will have a strong financial foundation from which he can transform the team into one of his own.
Clearly, Maguire is good. But he’s not that good. Yes, the memories of England’s 2018 World Cup journey will always be there but it’s not as if the former Hull City ace is always dominating top-level strikers in the Premier League and has barely covered himself in glory this season.
Indeed, should Leicester play this one right, they could quite easily extort hugely inflated bids from the Red Devils this summer, who are desperate to change their fortunes. Surely that can only be a good thing, right?
Leicester fans, would losing Maguire to Manchester United really be that much of a disaster? Who and where would you like to see the money reinvested? Join the discussion by commenting below…
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