Tottenham Hotspur has emerged as a potential destination for Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, providing him with an escape route from his current club.
According to reports from Football Transfers, Spurs are interested in acquiring Maguire, who has fallen out of favour under manager Erik ten Hag at United.
The English centre-back has endured a lacklustre season, starting just seven Premier League games.
Maguire’s position at United could be further jeopardized by the potential signing of Kim Min-Jae, which would push him further down the pecking order and potentially impact his chances of representing England.
Consequently, a move away from Manchester United appears increasingly likely for Maguire, with West Ham United also mentioned as a potential destination.
However, the reported asking price of £40 million for the 30-year-old defender may seem steep, considering his recent struggles and age.
Nevertheless, it is understandable that United would want to recoup as much as possible from the £80 million they paid to Leicester City for Maguire’s services.
Ultimately, the decision to pursue a transfer will depend on the willingness of potential suitors to meet United’s valuation.
Meanwhile, Football Insider, via Sports Mole, reports that Inter Milan will demand £70 million for their star striker, Lautaro Martinez.
In addition to Spurs, Chelsea is also identified as a Premier League club monitoring the Argentine striker.
Chelsea’s struggle to find the net consistently this season has prompted their interest in bolstering their attacking options. Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta and club legend Javier Zanetti have previously dismissed suggestions that the 25-year-old forward could leave the club at the end of the season.
As the summer transfer window approaches, the futures of both Harry Maguire and Lautaro Martinez remain uncertain.
Tottenham Hotspur’s reported interest in Maguire could provide him with an opportunity for a fresh start, while Martinez’s performances have attracted attention from multiple clubs, including Tottenham and Chelsea.
It remains to be seen which clubs will meet the hefty valuations set by their respective clubs and secure the services of these talented players.