Laughable West Ham approach for £85 million man Harry Maguire has reportedly been mocked by the Manchester United star’s friends.

Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly wants to bring the 29-year-old Manchester United centre-back to the London Stadium on loan in the January transfer window (The Mirror).

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We have already highlighted here on Hammers News how Maguire probably won’t join West Ham this month, not least because of his £190k-a-week wages.

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I would absolutely love the English defender to join the Hammers, but it really is a transfer that is hugely unlikely to happen.

And it seems as though Maguire’s friends have seen the funny side of reports linking West Ham with a move to sign the Manchester United man…

West Ham approach Harry Maguire

According to Sky Sports, friends of the player believe that the Hammers must be ‘flying a kite’ if they think they can sign the central defender this month.

I’m not quite sure what ‘flying a kite’ means, and I can’t say I’ve heard the saying before. Presumably it has the same connotations as John W. Henry’s famous ‘what are they smoking over there’ jibe at Arsenal all those years ago.

I will say that a loan move to West Ham would surely be more beneficial to him than sitting on the bench at Man United will be.

Maguire joined Manchester United from Leicester City in the summer of 2019 for around £85 million (The Sun).

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He has struggled to establish himself at Old Trafford though, and is seemingly in desperate need of a move away from the Red Devils this month.

The West Ham approach to sign Harry Maguire seems like a more than reasonable move to me, both for us and the Manchester United ace.

He’s a top defender on his day, but sitting on the bench at Old Trafford is clearly not doing him any good whatsoever.

The United player and his friends clearly think we’re a bit of a laughing stock at the moment though. And in fairness, I can’t really blame them.

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