Hammers knocked back on McTominay


West Ham’s bid to bring Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay to the London Stadium may prove to be only half successful as Manchester United have turned down the £30 million offered for the midfielder.

It was originally thought that the Hammers had made a double bid but that’s not the case and whilst United may allow Maguire to move on, they have snubbed the McTominay offer.

The proposal sent over for McTominay was £30m and Manchester United have wasted no time in turning it down believing that undervalued him according to the Manchester Evening News.

It now remains to be seen whether the Irons will go back for him and should they do so it would mean they have spent the Declan Rice money on the United duo and Edson Alvirez.

West Ham have brought in £100m from selling Rice to Arsenal, while Nikola Vlasic is heading to Torino for £11m and And Gianluca Scamacca has joined Atalanta for an initial fee in the region of £22m.

Like every other club with which the hammers are trying to do business United are aware that we are flush with cash and as a result we are being pushed to our limits when negotiating.

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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!"

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Move on to other targets, Utd have signed a 900m deal with Adidas they can afford to do whatever they want so playing games isn’t going to work with them and their is a ceiling on their value we have already exceeded, let Maguire and McTominay rot in their reserves . Am sure Steidten has some better younger hungrier targets that we can go for.

  • Buster says:

    I’ve said this before, I don’t want either of these Manchester United cast-offs in our squad. McTominay isn’t the greatest technical midfielder in the Prem, even though he’s big and strong. If we’re signing Alvarez today, why do we need him anyway?
    £30m for Maguire is too much for a 30 year old unless he turns out to be much better than we’ve already got (Zouma and Aguerd) and we get three good solid years out of him. If we don’t, it’s another waste of money!
    If we’re going to make a double swoop, I’d rather West Ham signed Maatsen and Chalobah from Chelsea.

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