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Man Utd should offer 23-year-old midfielder in exchange for Tielemans rather than Maguire

Manchester United are still looking to sign Leicester City’s Harry Maguire.

According to The Sun, the Red Devils are willing to offer midfielder Andreas Pereira in their latest move for the England centre-back.

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It’s claimed that United know Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is a big fan of Pereira and this could may now be his chance to work with the playmaker. They could do a lot worse trying to replace Youri Tielemans, although the Telegraph reports Leicester are leading the race for the £40m-rated Belgium international.

Pereira, 23, has been on the books at United since joining from PSV Eindhoven in 2011, but has only made 35 first team appearances and could see a switch to another Premier League as an opportunity to play more first-team football.

Maguire, as far as media reports are concerned, has been one of United’s top defensive targets over the past year, and it’s claimed now that Leicester want £90m for his signature.

I know what I’d tell them…

The jury is still out on Maguire. He’s done really well for a Leicester City player but this is going to be a gigantic step up and once United are back in the Champions League he will be expected to develop accordingly.

At 26, we are looking at a defender to come in and instantly do a job. Maguire has plenty of experience in the Premier League too and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer probably sees that as a big advantage.

This has me thinking… stuff Leicester and stuff Maguire. Offer Pereira to AS Monaco for Tielemans.

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