West Ham United are reportedly still pushing for a deal to sign Harry Maguire from Manchester United this summer.
According to Sean Whetstone – a reporter with close links with West Ham owners David Sullivan, David Moyes is trying very hard to bring Manchester United defender Harry Maguire to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window.
However, Man United apparently want closer to £40-50 million for the 57-capped England international (The Telegraph).
And here’s the kicker – he doesn’t even want to join West Ham.
Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate for a new central defender. Maguire is exactly the type of player the Scot likes, and it seems as though he’s not ready to give up on the idea of signing him just yet…
New Harry Maguire claim made as West Ham boss David Moyes refuses to give up
So, Sean Whetstone is reporting that Moyes is still chasing the signing of the 30-year-old Englishman this summer.
The reporter with close links to Hammers owner David Sullivan tweeted last night:
This has Jesse Lingard 2.0 written all over it doesn’t it. Maguire clearly doesn’t want to join us, just like Lingard didn’t after his successful loan spell at the club, and then the following summer as well.
Moyes needs to drop his interest in Maguire as far as I’m concerned. As good as he would undoubtedly be for us, he definitely isn’t worth £50 million.
There are plenty of other options out there available for West Ham – you need look no further than the likes of Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Jonathan Tah. The Hammers could sign both of those players for less than what Manchester United want for Maguire.
It really should be a no-brainer for West Ham.