Collymore thinks Harry Maguire will snub Tottenham due to the toxicity surrounding the club
Speaking to CaughtOffside, Stan Collymore thinks that Manchester United defender Harry Maguire will snub Tottenham Hotspur due to the toxicity surrounding the club.
With Maguire being linked to a potential move away from Old Trafford, Collymore believes that the 30-year-old should snub Tottenham Hotspur due to the perceived toxicity surrounding the club.
Maguire’s playing time has been limited this season, having started just 8 matches in the league. It’s clear that the England international needs regular playing time at this stage of his career, prompting talks of a potential departure from Manchester United.
Maguire has been linked with a move to Tottenham and Aston Villa, but Collymore is of the opinion that Aston Villa would be a better fit for the central defender. He argues that Villa, under the guidance of Unai Emery, currently represents a more stable project with a feel-good factor.
Indeed, Villa had a commendable season under Emery’s leadership, securing European football for the upcoming campaign. In contrast, Tottenham finds themselves in a period of transition, having recently appointed a new manager.
“Unai Emery is a bit more of an experienced coach at the top level. I think Villa need a central defender every bit as much as Spurs. If Ange doesn’t start well, the toxicity around the club would be the last thing that Maguire would need, and at Villa, there’s the feel-good factor at the moment.”
Collymore’s argument stems from the belief that Villa provides a progressive, upwardly mobile, and happy environment for Maguire. Furthermore, he suggests that Maguire could make a significant impact in the Conference League if he were to join Villa.
Comparatively, the move to Tottenham could expose Maguire to undue pressure and criticism. Collymore warns that if the worst-case scenario unfolds, Maguire would not be doing his career any good.
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As the transfer saga continues to unfold, it remains to be seen where the talented defender will end up this summer. There is still a mixed feeling about Maguire at Tottenham so only time will tell how this pans out.