West Ham United are keen to sign Manchester United captain Harry Maguire on loan in this summer’s transfer window.
According to the report of Independent, which claims the Hammers have expressed a 'temporary interest’ in the centre-back. Maguire faces an uncertain future after falling down the pecking order of the past at Old Trafford this summer.
Following the arrival of Lisandro Martinez from Ajax last summer, Maguire was soon forced out of manager Erik den Haag’s strong starting line-up and finished the season as the club’s fourth-choice centre-back, ahead of Victor Lindelof in the pecking order. He featured in just half of United’s 62 matches, starting eight Premier League games.
United are open to offloading Maguire this summer, but their £50million valuation threatens to put off potential suitors. United are keen to recoup the £80million fee that saw him re-signed in 2019.
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However, a number of Premier League clubs have been linked with signing the England international, including West Ham. However, they are reportedly keen to sign him on loan on a permanent basis.
England boss Gareth Southgate has warned that Maguire, 30, must return to playing regularly to ensure he keeps his place in the Three Lions squad. He has made a total of 175 appearances for the Reds since joining the club, scoring seven goals.
Meanwhile, Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly keen on re-signing United youngster Marc Jurado. Quoting as reported by Que T’hi Jugues The Hard TackleWho says we are 'already working on a deal’ to take the right-back to Spain.
Jurado joined the Reds from Barcelona in 2020, having been named in United’s matchday squad for their 2-0 Premier League win over Nottingham Forest at the City Stadium in April. He moved to England after rejecting a new contract. Camp Nou.
The 19-year-old, who came off the bench at half-time in Wednesday’s 2-0 pre-season friendly win over Leeds United, has made significant strides in his development since his move to Old Trafford. Appearances for the club at first team level.
He made a total of 28 appearances for United’s Under-21s last term in both Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy. He chipped in with a respectable three goals and four assists.
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