Manchester United is ready to go head to head with City for the signing of Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, according to the Sky Sports.
Harry Maguire is currently valued at £80m, but both Manchester City and Manchester United are unwilling to pay that kind of sum for the 26-year-old.
Maguire finished 3rd in the Nations League tournament with the Three Lions and is now open to negotiate offers from other clubs.
The article in the Sky Sports also states that Manchester United are unwilling to pay £80m for Leicester City defender but if the Foxes don’t budge with their massive evaluation, United would rather go for their backup option, Kalidou Koulibaly.
First of all, how on earth can Kalidou Koulibaly be a backup option for Harry Maguire? The Senegalese is a far superior defender, who’s also considered as one of the best in the world.
Harry Maguire, meanwhile, is a decent defender who is very good in the air, but prone to silly mistakes and nowhere near £80m worth of quality.
If Manchester United board seriously thinks that Harry Maguire should be the priority ahead of Koulibaly (who will likely cost around £20m more than Maguire), we are not going to win many trophies in the near future.
Who would you rather go for? Koulibaly or Maguire?