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West Ham want Harry Maguire, Man Utd might need to cover £10m in wages

Harry Maguire endured a disappointing 2022-23 season at Manchester United, struggling to feature in the first team under Erik ten Hag. 

The 30-year-old arrived at Old Trafford in 2019 in a deal worth £80 million, making him one of Man Utd’s most expensive transfer signings.

He is now behind Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof in the pecking order, with his England spot also under threat due to a lack of game time. 

The Three Lions’ manager Gareth Southgate recently admitted the defender could lose his place if his struggles at club level continue. 

Maguire will be pushing for an exit this summer in a bid to retain his spot in the national team. 

ESPN recently reported that United anticipate interest from West Ham United, who asked about his availability in the January transfer window. 

And now the Daily Mail claim the Red Devils will hand him £10m if he leaves Old Trafford in the upcoming transfer window. 

The England international still has two years left on his £190,000-a-week contract. But he would likely earn only half of that at another club, leaving United to pay him to get him off their books. 

Maguire’s transfer would make sense for all the parties concerned. 

The player would aim to revive his career at the Hammers as he looks to have a slim chance of first-team football at Old Trafford. 

West Ham would get a top-class defender who has proved his skills in the English top flight. 

The Red Devils could recoup some of the £80m fee they paid to Leicester City in 2019. 

They could use the funds to add another young defender to their ranks. 

Raphael Varane has been brilliant at Old Trafford, but he has turned 30 and only has a few years left at the top level of football. 

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