It seems an age since, here at Vital Manchester United, we first mentioned that the club were interested in signing the Leicester City centre-back, Harry Maguire.
As the ongoing saga has progressed throughout the close season, our views on bringing the England international centre-back to Old Trafford for what would become a record deal for a defender, are best summed up in our latest article id-leave-well-alone-and-look-elsewhere-united-especially-for-that-kind-of-money, on the subject matter.
However, despite our fears that the fee vastly outweighs the produce, the media infatuation with the possible deal continues.
The latest example we stumbled upon, some twenty-four hours ago, comes courtesy of The Daily Star, with it looking very much as if the Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, is pushing for a deal to be done quickly or not at all.
Rodgers, quite rightly, has stated that Leicester City are not going to be caught in a situation whereby the player is sold in the last knockings of the summer transfer window and then be left in a situation whereby they are unable to bring in a replacement.
With the days to the closing of the summer transfer window ticking by, it remains to be seen whether Manchester United continue to pursue Maguire albeit, in our opinion, at an over-inflated price, or pull the plug on the deal and look elsewhere.
But whatever decision the clubs’ hierarchy decide to take, it needs to be made soon so whoever is brought into the club can be quickly integrated into the first team.
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