Manchester United have approached Leicester City with a massive offer for the in-demand defender Harry Maguire
Fifty-four goals conceded in a single Premier League campaign is deemed unacceptable by United’s high standards, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is, therefore, eager to reinforce his weakest part of the squad.
Desperate to land a top-class centre-back, the three-time Champions League winners have tabled a staggering £70m bid for the 26-year-old Englishman.
The Red Devils expect that giving Maguire the central role in their defense can make the player favor a move to Old Trafford over arch-rivals Manchester City, who are also keeping close tabs on the England international.
Manchester United have moved ahead of Manchester City in the pursuit of Harry Maguire after upping their bid to £70m for the Leicester City defender, Sky Sports News understands.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 2, 2019
However, the Foxes had already issued a ‘hands-off’ stance on their mainstay, and they are expected to turn down United’s proposal.
As reported by the British outlet, Mirror, the 2015–16 Premier League champions value the former Sheffield United’s man at £90m and are reluctant to renounce his services unless someone matches their demand.
Maguire’s contract runs out in 2023, which puts Leicester in a perfect bargaining position while leaving Manchester United in a tough spot.
After failing to convince Napoli to sell Kalidou Koulibaly, United may suffer another blow in their efforts to strengthen their backline, as they seem unwilling to fork out more than £75m to acquire their top defensive target.