Manchester United would like to make last-ditch attempt to wrap up the services of Leicester City defender Harry Maguire next January, according to the latest reports.
With 17 goals conceded and just one clean sheet, the Red Devils currently have one of the worst defensive records in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho’s desperate efforts to bring a highly-quality defender during the summer transfer session has gone terribly wrong. Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin and Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld have both turned down the opportunity to work with the Portuguese manager.
As a consequence of fruitless transfer policy, the former Real Madrid boss has left with Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, and out-of-form Eric Bailly as only backline options.
The all aforementioned defenders have been underperforming this season, which forced Mourinho to rush back into the market, looking for a player that can bring stability to his shaky defense.
Therefore, the name of Harry Maguire has once again emerged as the most suitable solution to United’s problems.
The 3-time Champions League winners have tried to bring the powerful centre-back to the Old Trafford on multiple occasions, but the Foxes neglected a potential sale so far.
However, it appears that the Premier League giants intend to spend £60 million to persuade Leicester to allow the 25-year-old star to swap the King Power Stadium for Old Trafford.
On the other hand, Claude Puel considers Maguire an indispensable first-team member and would hardly accept to deprive himself of the services of his most reliable defender in the middle of the season.