West Ham have reached an agreement in principle with Manchester United to sign Harry Maguire in a deal worth of £30m.
This move has a significant impact to both teams’ strategies for the upcoming season. Last season, Maguire’s performance at Manchester United included 30 appearances, though he was limited to just eight starts in the Premier League.
His reduced involvement in the starting lineup was highlighted when he was stripped of the captaincy. However, despite this setback, Manchester United’s coach Erik ten Hag emphasized Maguire’s importance as a player and his potential to work his way back into the team’s plans.
West Ham’s interest in Maguire could be seen as a response to their recent sales of prominent players. The departure of England midfielder Declan Rice to Arsenal for a staggering £105 million and the transfer of Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca to Atalanta for £21.5 million have left gaps in West Ham’s squad that they are eager to address.
While the agreement in principle between West Ham and Manchester United is promising, the deal’s finalization hinges on several factors. These include ongoing discussions regarding the structure of the deal and reaching an agreement on the personal terms with the player himself.