OGS instructs Woodward to make move for £80m star as Man Utd boss eyes double swoop

By on June 14, 2019

Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are linked with Harry Maguire…

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has instructed Ed Woodward to launch a bid to sign Harry Maguire as the Manchester United boss looks to bring in two new defenders this summer, according to the Evening Standard.

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Solskjaer has wasted no time strengthening his squad after snapping-up winger Daniel James from Swansea City but there is plenty more business left to be done as the Norwegian coach tries to build a competitive side after United finished sixth last season.

Improving the defence is a priority after Man Utd conceded 54 goals in the Premier League and Maguire has emerged as a prime target after developing into a top class centre-back since joining Leicester City from Hull City two years ago.

Manchester City have also been strongly linked with a move for Maguire but the Evening Standard says Pep Guardiola’s side have been put off by Leicester’s £90m valuation which has left United in pole position to strike a deal.

The newspaper says Solskjaer has instructed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to launch a move to sign Maguire with the Manchester giants hoping to pay a maximum of £80m as they feel that could be be enough to persuade Leicester to do business.

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That would be a record fee for a defender but Maguire would be an excellent partner for Victor Lindelof at Old Trafford as the 26-year-old would be a big upgrade on Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.

Solskjaer is also looking to bring in another right-back as Antonio Valencia has left the club, Matteo Darmian is tipped for a move back to Italy while Ashley Young turns 34 next month so a long-term replacement is needed to compete with Diogo Dalot.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is widely touted as United’s prime target and the Evening Standard claims the Red Devils are set to table an improved bid for the youngster after seeing their opening £40m offer rejected by Crystal Palace.

The England U21 international was one of the best right-backs in the Premier League last season after enjoying a breakthrough campaign at Selhurst Park so he’d be a superb addition to the squad if United could secure a deal.

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Let’s see how things develop over the coming days but it looks like it’s going to be a busy summer at Old Trafford with Solskjaer pushing hard to pull off what would be a big-money double swoop for Maguire and Wan-Bissaka.

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5 Comments

  1. alec nicklos

    June 14, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Please don’t get Maguire; very average, slow, not particularly young, overpriced. Rather look at Kabak or Ruben Dias. Both younger, far less expensive and much, much better, Please.

  2. Kay

    June 14, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Koulibaly should be ignored because he even appears older than his 27yrs age and don’t forget he’s an African who are noted for the understating of their ages. They should look for other available options

  3. rooney's rug

    June 14, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    OGS “Instructs” Woodward? ROFLMAO. I doubt OGS warrants an audience with Woodward given how low on the managerial tree he is. If United are in for Woodward its because Woodward sees shirt sales and other commercial opportunities. It will have little to do with football performance. Maguire has never played for a side that has conceded fewer than 48 goals (30 goals or less conceded is a good season for a top team). If OGS wants him it only demonstrates how low his standards are and how low United’s have fallen

  4. Michael

    June 16, 2019 at 6:57 am

    United too sluggish in transfer making please so wat is better in time we need player like maguire and bissaka and others please for Godsake

  5. Bidali Mohammed Nassir Musa

    June 17, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Please OGS we need players like De Ligt,Maguire and Wan-Bissaka to atleast do what we want.

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