Hammers agree fee with Manchester United


Manchester United are said to have agreed a £30m fee with West Ham for Harry Maguire as reported by Laurie Whitwell at the Athletic this morning.

The report claims personal terms not expected to be an issue. Maguire had wanted to stay at Manchester United but chance of regular games, given England status, has proved compelling.  

Another source says Hary Macguire is thinking about it before making a final decision, but the deal has a real possibility of completing now.

How West Ham would match his £170,000 per week wages is a big question so no-one in the current West Ham squad comes close to that figure.

That is a suggestion that Manchester United could pay him a bonus in lieu of his wages.

If the report is confirmed it has been very busy morning for West Ham with Edon Alvarez expected to sign in the next 24 hours after passing his medical and news that a deal to sign James Ward Prowse has also been agreed with Southampton.

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  • Cowhead13 says:

    Having previously said that West Ham is not a big enough club for him we now appear to have offered him enough money to make it more attractive. Lets hope he doesn’t make a gaff i the early games that leads to a goal, otherwise he will be booed by the West Ham fans to the point where he can’t be selected. £30m down the drain.

  • Limey says:

    It’s a lotta £cash to commit on a 30 year old….

  • Eug says:

    Just heard we have lost our Under 23 Head Coach Mark Robson, to Wolves, as part of Gary O’Neils coaching staff. Is this true? Talk about a sinking ship. Why oh why didn’t we just part with Moyes after the European Conference final? It is obvious that more & more players and coaches have had enough. Moyes as not just lost the players his totally lost all the coaching staff. And paying £60M for a player coming up to 29 and a 30 year old player is just madness. I see Man United are going straight out and buying 24 year old replacement, for the aging has been..

  • SydneyC says:

    So we’re going to spend 30 mil on a slow, error prone, average 30 yr old defender in order to allow MU to buy a younger, more dynamic defender in JC Todibo. Shouldn’t we be buying JC Todibo instead? And then we get 28 yr old JWP, another bang average player that will prevent us from signing Y Fofana, a much younger, more dynamic midfielder. See a pattern here? JWP and HM are the solution when you want to finish mid table. These players won’t take us to the next level, they will just suck up wages and disappear in a few years with nothing to show for it and no resale. This is the height of Moyes ambition. Some will say foreign players take too long to settle so go British. This is an argument not backed up by any genuine stats. Pure nonsense trotted out to justify poor coaching and bad scouting. We were never going to replace Dec like for like, but in this instance the club had the opportunity to build a young, exciting squad for the future, but instead opted for mid table safety. So much for Sullivan’s promise of the‘next level’ and Moyes promise of a young, dynamic and exciting team. They are both too conservative to take this club forward. Wake me up when these two are gone.

  • Hammer_Rite says:

    We all moaned about Craig Dawson and he turned out to be OK.
    Although he wouldn’t have been my choice I will still welcome him to the club.

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