West Ham are considering a move for Harry Maguire in the January transfer window, as per ESPN.
The Hammers were heavily linked with a move for the 30-year-old defender, but the deal didn’t materialize. They held a series of talks with Manchester United, but Maguire was determined to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place.
It seems West Ham are not giving up on him as yet, and they could move for him if his situation doesn’t improve in the coming months.
Maguire said whilst on international duty this week that a deal wasn’t agreed for him between the two clubs during the summer. He has made it clear that he wants to fight for his place but at the same time won’t waste his time on the bench for long.
ESPN claims that the Hammers have been encouraged a deal could be revived in January and the Red Devils probably won’t stand in the way.
West Ham move could happen
Maguire joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2019 for around £80m and has made over 175 appearances for the club across all competitions.
Under Erik ten Hag, he has struggled for regular games and also lost his captaincy in the process. He has dropped down the pecking order behind Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof, and currently competing for a place on the bench with veteran Jonny Evans.
That wasn’t the case always. Paul Merson described him as “outstanding” for his performance in the 2022 World Cup but his future at Old Trafford is far from certain.
Moyes could play a key role in reviving his career, similar to what he did with Craig Dawson. Most importantly, Maguire will get regular games at the London stadium, and he should be prepared to move if there’s an offer on the table.
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