West Ham could swerve any deal for Harry Maguire after wage increase is released
West Ham could be put off of a potential deal for Manchester United defender Harry Maguire after a clause in his contract triggered an automatic wage increase, per a report in The Guardian.
The report states that Maguire’s salary has increased automatically as a result of the club qualifying for Champions League football next season, meaning it will be significantly harder for Manchester United to sell him this summer.
West Ham were linked with him as recently as yesterday [7 June], although The Independent shared the club had been put off by the potential cost of a deal for the England international, despite expressing their interest to the Manchester c
Maguire would be brilliant if they could afford him
Maguire would be an excellent addition for West Ham, but if the cost of a deal doesn’t suit the club, there are better options elsewhere. One of which may be Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah, who has an £18m release clause in his contract and has drawn interest from the Hammers.
Manchester United are in a difficult situation with Maguire this summer, as he has lost his starting place at the club, although he starts regularly for England under Gareth Southgate, but the club will look to recuperate as much of his initial £80million transfer fee as possib
The report in the Guardian has suggested a deal for Maguire could be worth between £30million and £40million, on top of which his high wage demands would make any deal very poor value for money given other options.
Ultimately, Maguire may well end up staying at Manchester United until his contract runs out, by which time the defender will be 32 years old, and may have to look at dropping further down the league and reducing his wage demands.
Surely, there is no chance of this happening.
In other West Ham news, a journalist has named West Ham as ones to watch in transfer saga.