Manchester United are looking to part ways with Harry Maguire, however, one of the Red Devils’ successes last season is now making him even harder to sell.
Maguire joined the club in 2019 for £80 million. He had a great first season but then following an injury, his United career went on a slow decline. Specifically under Erik ten Hag, he’s fallen way out of favour.
Clearly, he isn’t up to the standard of Manchester United – especially as the captain. This is why the Red Devils are looking to part ways with him this summer.
They’ll certainly have to cut their losses on his gargantuan price tag, with reports stating they’ll take £40m. But even so, another factor has emerged as an issue, which means many clubs won’t even sniff at him.
Harry Maguire is now even harder to sell
As per the Guardian, Harry Maguire’s pay rise is making the English defender even harder to sell for Manchester United.
His salary increase was a result of United qualifying for the Champions League, which meant the United squad and Maguire were rewarded with a considerable wage rise after last season’s third-place finish.
This is tough for smaller teams as they simply don’t want to pay the wages for the 30-year-old. The fee may not necessarily be a problem, but his ridiculously high salary could affect the whole wage structure at a club not necessarily at the stature of Manchester United.
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Does anyone want Harry Maguire?
He’s been briefly linked with a few clubs – but certainly nothing concrete. This is an extremely worrying sign, as it just shows the severe failure of the whole transfer.
£80m should have got you the world’s best centre-half, instead, United have been left with an unwanted, ageing defender who is draining our current resources and actually halting other signings.
He needs to go, one way or another.