Jamie Carragher says former £80m star Harry Maguire should’ve jumped at the chance to join West Ham in the summer.
The world and its wife have been having their say on the Harry Maguire situation of late after he was jeered playing for England against Scotland.
Jamie Carragher says former £80m star Harry Maguire should’ve jumped at the chance to join West Ham in the summer
Many West Ham fans were reluctant to see the club sign Maguire. So the fact the club paid £10m less for a player five years Maguire’s junior went down well.
Maguire was heckled by Scotland fans during England’s 3-1 win over the old enemy earlier this week.
Maguire broke his silence on the real reason he didn’t join West Ham this week following a claim from Hammers assistant coach Kevin Nolan that the deal came ‘very close’.
Many feel the defender could have taken himself out of the spotlight and firing line by making a move in the summer after Erik ten Hag made it clear he should depart.
And one high profile pundit is among that number.
Because Jamie Carragher says former £80m star Maguire should’ve jumped at the chance to join West Ham.
‘Hammers and Moyes were perfect for Maguire, he should have made the move, I’m sure he’d have been a success there’
Writing in his column for The Telegraph, Carragher says Maguire could have got his career back on track at the perfect club under the perfect manager in Moyes.
“He could do with some more fire in his belly; to get furious and start to strike back (at the ridicule),” Carragher said.
“He does not strike me as such a character. That is why he has become easy prey.
“He missed the opportunity to start landing a few punches when he turned down West Ham in the summer. David Moyes would have been the perfect manager in an ideal team for Maguire’s attributes. I am sure he would have been a success there.
“Too many transfers stall because a player feels mistreated and refuses to leave without a pay-off. Maguire had to think beyond that, especially when considering his international career. It is unfeasible for a centre-back to go into the next Euros when they have not been a regular for their club for two years.”