Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire a £50 million summer target for PSG
French champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are interested in a £50 million transfer for Manchester United star Harry Maguire in the upcoming transfer window, according to The Sun.
The Ligue 1 outfit are interested in acquiring the services of the England international. In January, the Parisians had a deal ‘on the table’ for the 30-year-old. However, a deal was unable to be finalised.
Premier League rivals Aston Villa were also looking to get a hold of the centre-back in the previous transfer window. But that move failed to materialise as well.
Maguire’s current contract with the Red Devils expires in the summer of 2025. However, the defender has lost his place in the starting lineup this season under Erik ten Hag.
The 30-year-old signed for the Old Trafford side in the summer of 2019 from Leicester City. The centre-back immediately became an influential figure at the club, donning the captain’s armband a few months after his arrival.
After a couple of steady years, in the previous campaign, the England international was underwhelming. He made multiple errors in the backline and was not up to the mark.
As a result, since the Dutch manager’s appointment in the United dugout, Maguire has fallen down the pecking order. Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane have been the gaffer’s preferred duo in defence.
PSG have Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos and Presenel Kimpembe as the only established centre-backs in the squad. However, the France international has been on the sidelines for most of the season. Therefore, Danilo Pereira and other youngsters have had to fill-in in the back three.
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Therefore, Christophe Galtier made a bid for Maguire in January. The Parisians have once again faced disappointment in the Champions League, being knocked out by Bayern Munich in the round of 16. Now, it remains to be seen whether the English defender will move to France next summer.