Manchester United is pondering loaning out Harry Maguire ahead of the new season. The Red Devils anticipate a struggle in selling the £200,000-a-week English international, with a temporary move likely to prove helpful in freeing up space in the squad for a new centre-back.
Manchester United fans are all fixated on the transfer window and eager to understand which new players the club might bring in. Having taken over at the club last summer, Ten Hag made his first decisive decision by dropping captain Harry Maguire. The £200,000-a-week English international endured a difficult start to the season after defeats to Brighton and Brentford.
The £200,000-a-week English international has a contract until 2025 with an option of another season. While Maguire remains the most expensive defender of all time, Manchester United are keen to offload him but have fears they will struggle to sell him outright owing to his massive wages.
Manchester United have already set sights on Napoli’s Kim Min-Jae as a replacement ahead of the summer window. Yet, for the South Korean to arrive, Ten Hag will feel the need to free up space and some wages, and hence they must offload Maguire.
Few clubs are keen in the English market but may not consider paying a high fee for a player whose stock has fallen. The report suggests the £200,000-a-week English international could have Italy as an option, but again, his wages could prove problematic. Manchester United are now considering loaning Maguire out to another club.