West Ham United has made a bid of £20 million ($25.8 million) for Manchester United’s Harry Maguire, which has been rejected by the club.
West Ham is in search of reinforcements this summer after the departure of Declan Rice to Arsenal in a £105 million deal.
David Moyes, the manager of the East London’s Hammers, has expressed interest in signing Maguire.
However, the size of the defender’s salary and his willingness to make the move to East London are uncertain factors that may hinder the potential transfer.
The financial implications of Maguire’s salary could pose challenges for West Ham, and it remains uncertain if they will make another bid for the player.
Maguire’s situation at Manchester United has changed under manager Erik ten Hag, and he made only 16 Premier League appearances in the last season.
Ten Hag has preferred other options such as Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, and Victor Lindelof in central defense.
Additionally, the 30-year-old defender was relieved of his captaincy by Ten Hag ahead of the new season.
Despite the limited playing time, Maguire has expressed his intention to stay and fight for his place at Manchester United. His contract with the club runs until 2025.
However, England manager Gareth Southgate has suggested that reduced playing time at the club could have implications for Maguire’s international career.
Manchester United is looking to offload some players this summer to finance potential reinforcements.
The club has already signed goalkeeper Andre Onana and midfielder Mason Mount. They are also pursuing Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund.
According to reports reaching SurgeZirc NG from reliable a reliable source, the Red Devils had met with Atalanta today and had engaged in direct about Hojlund’s fee.
It has been confirmed that Man Utd is willing to increase its bid, raising the entire package to over €60 million.
As the transfer window continues, Maguire’s future remains uncertain, and it will be interesting to see how the situation develops in the coming days.