Manchester United duo Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo could make way in a deal for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, according to reports.
The Sun claims Ed Woodward is ready to pay £80m for the defender – as well as give him £350,000-a-week contract – which is ridiculous considering amount of money for the England international.
It was suggested in the report that United could throw Bailly and Rojo into a deal to soften the blow for Leicester.
When Bailly initially came from Villarreal in 2016, as José Mourinho’s first signing at Old Trafford, the Ivorian hit the ground running and looked like a great signing. He played a part in our Europa League success that season, despite missing the final through injury and has struggled to find form ever since.
As for Rojo, where do I start? He’s as mad as a brush and there are things I can’t help but admire about him. Reckless as f**k and doesn’t know when to pull out of a challenge, which makes him an accident waiting to happen whenever he takes to the pitch.
I realise now – after reading the last paragraph – that I should be at least trying to see Rojo to Leicester, but I don’t really want Maguire at the club, so it doesn’t work out either way.
The Argentine probably won’t receive much interest from Premier League clubs, whereas Bailly is a lot more appealing from a defensive point of view, as long as he can stay fit.
Maguire is better than most we have but that says nothing. Our problem is settling for mediocrity and signing Slabhead doesn’t change that.