Harry Maguire has been one of the most talked players on the transfer news lately. He is widely known being Manchester United and Manchester City's target for this summer transfer window. But now, both of the clubs are having second thoughts over a move for the Leicester City defender. The main reason is because of The Foxes side wants in excess of 90 million pounds for the center back.
For your information, Pep Guardiola has identified the England international player as a perfect replacement for Vincent Kompany, who has announced his departure from the club right after a 6-0 victory against Watford in the FA Cup final.
Meanwhile, Manchester United is known to be keen on Ajax Amsterdam star, Matthijs de Ligt. They even reported to had a serious move towards the player. But the Dutchman is keen on joining Barcelona. The player himself told online betting Malaysia that he favored a move to Barcelona instead of Manchester United. Even though his agent, Mino Raiola wants him to move to Manchester United because the club offering a better financial settlement.
Harry Maguire Is Way Too Expensive For Both Clubs
A recent report has mentioned that Matthijs de Ligt has already agreed to join The Catalans side, and Manchester City is likely unwilling to get dragged into a saga they cannot win. But on the other side, Manchester United have not given up hope on Matthijs de Ligt, but they probably already realized that the 19-year-old player is heading for the Camp Nou this summer. Therefore, both clubs put their focus on new targets and Harry Maguire heads the list of alternatives.
Another fun fact about Harry Maguire is, former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho was keen on signing the former Hull City star last summer. But at that time, Ed Woodward was unwilling to sanction a 75 million pounds move for the defender. He feels the amount of Tottenham Hotspur wants at that time is just an inflated price based on a handful of impressive performances for The England National Team at the World Cup.
However, Harry Maguire's performances this season dispelled any claims that his World Cup form was just a flash in the pan. And afterward, he caught Pep Guardiola's eye during an impressive performance in the Foxes 1-0 defeat at The Etihad Stadion last May. Meanwhile, on the other side of Manchester, Ole Gunnar Solskaer had not prioritized a move for a center-back this summer, believing instead that other areas of his squad required more urgent attention.
Even though Harry Maguire is considered as one of the most potential signings for both clubs this summer, his price is just too expensive. Man United is likely to seek another cheaper alternative, while Manchester City is only prepared to pay around 70 million pounds.