Tottenham could explore a move for Manchester United outcast Harry Maguire in January
Tottenham Hotspur, the North London club that’s been making waves under the guidance of Ange Postecoglou, might just be eyeing an audacious move in the January transfer window.
According to Spanish publication Fichajes, they could be considering a swoop for Manchester United’s outcast, Harry Maguire. It’s a surprising turn of events, but one that could potentially benefit both clubs involved.
Maguire’s recent journey in football hasn’t been smooth sailing. The burly centre-back, who was once the world’s most expensive defender, found himself on the fringes at Old Trafford after a summer of transfer speculation.
Southgate on Harry Maguire: “There has been ridiculous treatment of him for a long period of time — it’s a joke”. 🏴— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 12, 2023
“I’ve never known a player treated way he is by our own pundits. It’s beyond anything I’ve ever seen”, via @TimSpiers. pic.twitter.com/YuR7cEYi4S
Under Erik ten Hag, Harry Maguire has seen limited game time, often languishing as the fourth or fifth choice in the pecking order. This situation hasn’t gone unnoticed by football fans and pundits, and even England duty didn’t provide much respite.
But Maguire, displaying resilience, weathered the storm, demonstrating the strength of character that has defined his career. His commitment to face adversity head-on was evident, and it’s precisely this kind of mentality that could make him an attractive proposition for Tottenham.
For Tottenham, the 30-year-old Maguire could be viewed as the leader that their defensive ranks currently lack. Under Postecoglou’s management, Spurs have enjoyed a fiery start to the season, and despite not participating in European competitions, the Australian manager is keen on reinforcing his squad come January.
While the partnership of Micky van de Ven and Cristian Romero has shown promise, depth is a concern for Tottenham. This is where Harry Maguire could come into play. His experience and leadership qualities would undoubtedly bolster their defensive setup.
However, it’s not a straightforward decision for Manchester United. Parting ways with Maguire mid-season presents its own set of challenges. The first hurdle is the potential strengthening of a direct rival, Tottenham, who could pose a threat if they continue their impressive form.
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The other one would be how much of a fee they demand from Tottenham for Maguire. It’s going to be a long-drawn transfer saga. Let’s see how it goes.