Manchester United might take into consideration the purported intrigue emanating from Serie A in their former captain, Harry Maguire, who seems to be attracting loan offers only.
As per Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness, Serie A giants have shown immense interest in Harry Maguire. The likes of Milan clubs, Roma, Juventus, and Napoli are all ardently pursuing the Manchester United star. Should they fail to find an English suitor, the club could contemplate the possibility of a transfer.
Manchester United hasn’t actively pursued a new defender during this transfer window, although this stance might alter as the market evolves. Erik ten Hag doesn’t currently view Harry Maguire as a starter for the club, and his preference for Luke Shaw in central areas last season indicates that the England international falls further down the pecking order.
With two years left on his contract, Manchester United is reportedly seeking a substantial sum for Maguire’s transfer. No English club has come close to meeting the £50 million figure demanded by the Red Devils, potentially compelling Ten Hag to retain him at Old Trafford.
West Ham displayed interest but didn’t propose an offer that came close to Manchester United’s demands. A move to the London stadium could still be a possibility, but nothing is imminent in the forthcoming days or weeks. The Hammers appreciate Maguire’s abilities but are unwilling to overpay for the 30-year-old Manchester United star.
Meanwhile, Tottenham might also pursue the signing of the defender if they encounter difficulties in securing their priority targets, such as Edmond Tapsoba or Micky van de Ven from the Bundesliga or Victor Nelsson of Galatasaray.
Furthermore, the former Manchester United captain reportedly has substantial interest from Italy, with at least five Serie A sides keen to acquire his services. The Milan clubs, Napoli, Juventus, and Roma are all eager to secure the 30-year-old Manchester United star.
However, the main obstacle lies in their financial capability to afford large sums, although one club could take Maguire off Manchester United’s books temporarily. In line with how Italian clubs often operate, they might propose a loan deal with an option to buy the 30-year-old next summer.
To free up space in the squad and the wage bill for a potential new defender, Ten Hag might reluctantly approve of a move to Italy. Nonetheless, Maguire might prefer to remain in England, particularly when his place in the England Euro 2024 squad comes into question.