The Metro claims that Leicester City is asking Manchester United for £90m if they want to sign Harry Maguire. The 26-year-old centre-back has been a target for United and they have been allegedly pursuing the defender.
But the hierarchy at Old Trafford believes that the Foxes valuation of Maguire is overrated. Nevertheless, United is still interested enough in signing him, even though they will have to pay £90m.
Manchester United needs to pay the money to get Harry Maguire, because if we want to buy British players, he’s one of the best in his position. There’s not too many “real” quality centre-backs that United can obtain from the Premier League. Manchester United can’t afford to be conservative in their approach to sign quality players.
Ed Woodward and the club have been too slow to sign players so far and we need to quicken the pace in finding signings that will be impactful. Why have we only made one signing so far? The transfer window opened on May 16, so its almost been a month. We can’t afford to be too picky. Our preseason training and our tour to Australia and Asia is in early to mid July.
As I said before Ed Woodward, who was a former accountant and investor doesn’t know the ins and outs or inner workings of the transfer market. If you add to the fact that United wants to buy players that are British and young from about 18-25, it just makes it harder for us to buy players that we want. If we wait too long to obtain signings this could allow other teams in the league to poach players away from us that we’re interested in.
We should be proactive in finding and signing transfer targets quickly. I hope that we can get the 4 or 5 players that we need by training camp and when the tour kicks off. This is why we need a good and experienced Sporting Director to find the right signings that we need and buy them in time before August and for when the new season begins.