It’s no secret Manchester United need a centre-back this summer and Harry Maguire looks to be the priority target identified by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Reds need an established central defender who can partner Victor Lindelof in defence next season, and there is little doubt that the 26-year-old would significantly improve Solskjaer’s defence.
United know they are operating in a highly-inflated market so the signing of a top defender is not going to be cheap, but there comes a point where it just gets ridiculous.
According to Times journalist Paul Hirst, Leicester are holding out for £95m (£85m plus £10m addons) for their star defender.
MUFC and Leicester still far apart in their valuation of Harry Maguire. Asking price is £85m + £10mhttps://t.co/KZ71xD29vC
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) August 2, 2019
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Granted, the Foxes have no reason to sell Maguire given he is tied down to a long-term contract, but anything upwards of the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk (BBC) seems excessive.
This transfer window is becoming increasingly frustrating for United and there is no guarantee that any of our remains targets will be secured.
Many United fans have had enough of the Maguire chase and have called for the club to walk away from the move because of the money being demanded.
£95M now? They’re taking the piss 🤣 https://t.co/ZiSw4R3PBS
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) August 2, 2019
This Harry Maguire transfer has become pathetic. Either we show we really want him and pay what they’re asking or move onto someone else. One month of constant back and forth. We have 5 days left to fix a huge issue of ours!
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) August 2, 2019
Just f’ck the deal off, sick of hearing about it
— TC (@NewPlanetPlease) August 2, 2019
Cash in for Ruben Dias 🤔 slabhead isn't worth 50m even.
— kigonya christopher (@boomerkris) August 2, 2019
Time to walk away ffs. Let Harry push for tye transfer. Turning into a joke ni ffs
— Stephen Maitland (@Steviemaitland) August 2, 2019
We should look for other options
— #GLAZERSOUT (@sa441) August 2, 2019
We should move on. It's a shame we can't rescue you from that shit club Harry lad. All the best.
— Aldy (@degeafx) August 2, 2019