West Ham await an answer from Man United after making an improved £30m bid for outcast Harry Maguire claims journalist Jacob Steinberg.
A reliable journalist – and then a West Ham board confidant – confirmed that the early wheels were in motion on a deal between the Hammers and Man United with medical information being exchanged.
It was claimed that means a deal for Maguire to join West Ham from the Red Devils ‘has never been closer’.
Having lost the captaincy and finding himself fourth choice centre-back, things already looked bleak for Maguire under Erik ten Hag at Man United.
West Ham await Man United answer after improved £30m bid for outcast Harry Maguire claims journalist Jacob Steinberg
So when he was booed by his own fans on Sunday after a blunder cost his side a goal, it has made the England defender’s situation at Old Trafford even more untenable.
We reported on Hammers News earlier today that Man United may have dropped a big Maguire move hint amid the interest from West Ham by making contact for a classy replacement.
And the Hammers hierarchy have wasted little time in testing that theory.
Because West Ham await a Man United answer after an improved £30m bid for outcast Maguire claims journalist Jacob Steinberg.
Hammers increase bid by £10m for England defender
West Ham saw a £20m opening bid for Maguire rejected a couple of weeks ago.
Now Guardian journalist Steinberg – who has strong contacts at West Ham – says a second bid has gone in worth £10m more.
“West Ham have made an improved bid of £30m for Harry Maguire,” Steinberg said.
“Waiting to hear back from Manchester United.”
David Moyes has reportedly made Maguire his prime defensive target and potential new skipper.
Many Man United fans have been calling for Maguire to leave amid the interest from West Ham.
Especially given it has been widely reported Ten Hag needs to raise funds to bring in more signings.
Whether the Red Devils take what looks a very fair offer from the Hammers remains to be seen.