Manchester United have rejected Barcelona’s try and signal their captain Harry Maguire as a part of the Frenkie de Jong deal.
United are transferring ahead with discussions on a deal for De Jong, with a £55m charge having been mentioned plus bonuses that might rise to round £68m.
As The Solar reported, Barcelona tried to signal Maguire as a part of the deal, however new United boss Erik ten Hag desires to maintain the centre-back.
Manchester United rejected Barcelona’s try and signal defender Harry Maguire
Barcelona had been seeking to embrace Maguire within the deal for Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
De Jong is seen as ten Hag’s high precedence on this switch window, as the 2 beforehand labored collectively at Ajax.
United’s midfield is in want of an overhaul and De Jong is believed to have a big impact when it comes to making the staff operate as a extra cohesive unit.
It is clear United want reinforcements in midfield in any case, with Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard leaving the membership.
Barcelona supervisor Xavi is searching for a brand new centre-back, particularly with Gerard Pique susceptible to harm and Samuel Umtiti more likely to go away. They will already flip to the likes of Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia and Clement Lenglet, however they had been itching to herald Maguire.
Given his tendency to maneuver ahead with the ball at occasions, Maguire may effectively have fitted into Barcelona’s fashion of play.
New United supervisor Erik ten Hag desires Maguire to be a part of his squad for this season
Barcelona supervisor Xavi hoped to signal Maguire, however United usually are not letting him go.
Maguire took quite a lot of flak final season as United endured a dismal marketing campaign that noticed them end sixth within the Premier League.
There have been many events when Maguire’s hesitation or regrettable positioning proved detrimental to United’s trigger.
Nonetheless, the 29-year-old desires to remain at United and show to 10 Hag that he generally is a dependable participant.
Maguire is decided to impress for United after some disappointing performances
Having beforehand performed for Sheffield United and Hull Metropolis, Maguire grew to become the costliest defender on this planet when he joined United from Leicester for £80m in 2019.
He has gone on to make 144 appearances for United however has not received any trophies, and his performances typically lack consistency.
Regardless of frequent criticism of him, Maguire stays a standout participant for United and England as effectively, retaining the backing of Gareth Southgate.
Maguire has typically carried out at a better stage for his nation and has been capped 46 occasions by the Three Lions. He appears to be like set to be a part of the squad that heads to Qatar for the World Cup later this yr.