The Harry Maguire transfer saga has dragged on for a long time and according to reports from yesterday, Manchester United have finally given a nod to Leicester’s £80m asking price for Harry Maguire. However, Kaven Solhekol believes the Foxes are asking too much for the Englishman’s services.
Maguire was being targetted by Jose Mourinho last year, but United rejected the chance to sign him due to the £70m tag placed on him. Now, however, they have agreed to pay up £10m more in conditional clauses.
Maguire signed for Leicester City from Hull City for just £17m in 2017. Speaking to Transfer Podcast, Solhekol said,
“The big problem is Manchester United are offering about £70m. Leicester want about £80m, so there is about a £10m difference in valuation.”
“If United were to pay £80m for him that would be a world record, more than the £75m that Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk.”
“I don’t think United want to make him the most expensive defender in the world.”
“We’re also being told that Maguire himself is, I have to choose my words carefully, I don’t think when he looks in the mirror he sees a £70m player.”