Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has been linked with a move away from the club at the end of the season.
Harry Maguire has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford, and he needs to leave in order to play regularly. However, a report from Football Insider claims that Manchester United fear they might not be able to offload the 30-year-old because of his massive £200,000-a-week wages.
Maguire was a big-money signing for Manchester United from Leicester City and he earns around £200,000 per week at the Premier League club. While the player has been linked with clubs like West Ham United in recent weeks, it is highly unlikely that the Premier League mid-table clubs will agree to pay his enormous wages.
Maguire will probably have to accept a significant pay cut to secure a move away from Manchester United. The Red Devils will be hoping to strengthen their squad further during the summer transfer window and challenge for major trophies next season. They need to get rid of their dead wood first.
Maguire is in desperate need of game time right now. And with the UEFA European Championships coming up, he needs to play regularly in order to cement his place in England’s starting lineup.
Staying at Manchester United could be a damaging blow to his chances of representing his country in the European Championships. The defender should look to take a pay cut and move on in the summer.
Despite his problems at Manchester United, the 30-year-old remains a useful defender for most clubs in the league. And he could certainly improve the likes of West Ham next season. Manchester United signed Lisandro Martinez at the start of the season, and he has established themselves as a regular starter under Erik ten Hag. It is highly unlikely Maguire will be able to displace them in the coming months.
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It would be ideal for all parties to part ways amicably in the summer. The player will be able to get his career back on track with regular game time once again and Manchester United will be able to get his wages off their books.
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