Harry Maguire has reportedly to be one of the Manchester Duo’s main target for this summer transfer window. But now, the reports said that the Premier League rival are having second thoughts over a move for the Leicester City defender as The Foxes want in excess of 90 million pounds for the center back.
Previously a report said that Pep Guardiola has identified the England international as a replacement for Vincent Kompany who had just decided to left The Sky Blues. Vincent Kompany already announced his departure from the club right after a 6-0 victory against Watford in the FA Cup final. Other than that, like Manchester United, Manchester City also had been keen on Ajax Amsterdam star Matthijs de Ligt, but there is a belief that the Dutchman has already agreed to join Barcelona and it seems that The Citizens are unwilling to get dragged into a saga they cannot win.
On the other hand, Manchester United have not given up hope on Matthijs de Ligt but have privately conveyed the same message as Manchester City that they feel the 19-year-old is heading for the Camp Nou, even though the player’s agent wants his clients to make a move to The Red Devils side as the Premier League club offering a better financial settlement.
Both clubs, therefore, will focus on new targets and Harry Maguire heads the list of alternatives. When in fact, Jose Mourinho was keen on signing the former Hull City star last summer, but Ed Woodward was unwilling to sanction a 76 million pounds move for the defender, feeling that it was an inflated price based on a handful of impressive performances for England at the World Cup.
Harry Maguire’s Performance This Season Has Said It All
However, Harry Maguire’s performances this season dispelled any claims that his World Cup form was a flash in the pan, and it seems that he caught Pep Guardiola’s eye during an impressive performance in The Foxes 1-0 defeat at The Etihad Stadion last May.
Meanwhile, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer had not prioritized a move for a center back this summer, instead, he is believing that other areas of his squad required more urgent attention. But the Norwegian manager has been told the club will sanction a potentially-world record move for a center back with the right profile.
But the problem is, even though Harry Maguire has his admirers at The Old Trafford, Leicester City’s 90 million pounds is considered excessive and the Red Devils are likely to seek a cheaper alternative. Similarly, best online betting website Malaysia has heard Manchester City is only prepared to pay around 70 million pounds for Harry Maguire but will not be held to ransom as Pep Guardiola is prepared to pair John Stones with Aymeric Laporte next term.