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Hammers could renew Maguire pursuit

Hammers could renew Maguire pursuit

West Ham United could reignite their pursuit of Harry Maguire this summer, potentially at a significantly lower price than what was discussed last year.

Despite Dinos Mavropanos’ recent good form, West Ham are arguably in need of another central defender to partner him. The limitations of Kurt Zouma’s mobility, Angelo Ogbonna’s age, and Nayef Aguerd’s inconsistency have all impacted the team negatively.

Hammers could renew Maguire pursuit

The Hammers nearly secured Maguire from Manchester United before the season began, but the £30 million deal fell through. It seemed both clubs and the player himself were hesitant about the move. However, things might change this summer.

While stripped of the captaincy and sometimes used as a scapegoat by Erik ten Hag, Maguire has remained dedicated to Manchester United. He has also shown significant improvement this season. However, The Sun reports that West Ham could now acquire him for just £15-20 million.

This price tag would likely entice manager David Moyes, a long time admirer of Maguire. Signing him for that amount would be considerably better value than the initial proposal, which included a £7 million pay-off for the player. While some might see his age (31) as a drawback, his experience could strengthen the West Ham defence. In today’s market, £15-20 million would be a steal for a player of his calibre.

Whether Maguire is more receptive to a move to London remains unclear. Although still not a guaranteed starter at Old Trafford, he has seen increased playing time and regained some support from the fans. Would he be willing to give up that for a chance at regular first-team football with West Ham?

West Ham’s defensive frailties could lead them back to Maguire. While his age might raise concerns, his experience and potential price tag make him a tempting option. However, Maguire’s own willingness to leave Manchester United for a move to the London Stadium will be a crucial factor in determining the potential transfer

 

About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Hammers could renew Maguire pursuit

  1. If it takes almost 6 minutes for VAR to reach a decision then surely there cannot have been a “clear & obvious” error.
    Is that no longer what VAR is for? Is it just an excuse to find a reason to disallow a goal?!

  2. Hopefully Moyes will be gone at the end of the season then him & Maguire can run off into the sunset together, why does Moyes always want over the hill players at the club 🤔

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