United to offer Hammers a climbdown on duo


Exclusive by CandH northern correspondent Terry Robbins

Manchester United are prepared to soften their £45m valuation stance on Scott McTominay if the Irons or another club agree to £10m in additional add-ons.

They would include the Hammers finishing again in a European place or we go on to lift one of the domestic cups over the next five years.

Claret and Hugh have been told this morning  that United feel they can ask more for McTominay than Maguire, owing to his wages being almost £100k a week less than his team-mate.

And also coupled with his younger age, the Old Trafford money men will be happy to accept £40m in total – £30m upfront and the £10m in add-ons.
That represents a £5m climbdown on the part of United, who believe West Ham represent the best avenue to achieve an “acceptable outcome” to move on both players before the window closes.
Irons’ priority remains Maguire and a bid of £30m will be accepted if we now agree to up the ante on midfielder McTominay.
Our United man said: “United have rejected West Ham’s opening offers but there is common ground to be had – West Ham don’t want to overpay and United don’t want to be stuck with two players who clearly are interested in playing for David Moyes.
“United are hopeful that West Ham will commit to the add-ons and get this other the line.”

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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:

    Would like to see this happen, more excited by McTominay than Maguire but they would strengthen us, we still need a left back and a workhorse of a striker, so not sure where the money will come from for them, also what has happened to JWP it’s ok having all these goal threats from headers but they need someone who can put the ball in the right place consistently.

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