West Ham leaders are interested in the loan of Manchester United defender Harry Maguire. The Englishman has lost his starting place in coach Ten Hag's starting line-up, and it is expected that United's leaders will seriously consider West Ham's interest. The latter need options at the back, as Craig Dawson has caught the eye of Wolves and could leave.
West Ham see Harry Maguire as the perfect replacement for Dawson, given the defender's Premier League experience. However, the value of the Englishman's card is expected to be the main issue if talks begin.
Maguire landed at Old Trafford from Leicester City in 2019. United paid a whopping £80 million for the player's services, a move that at the time made him the most expensive defender in football history. However, his form during the past seasons has fluctuated and the "Red Devils" will find it very difficult to claim the same value for his card.
In a way, a loan at West Ham would give the defender the opportunity to prove his worth once again, as he will likely be activated as a starter. The Englishman has played in just 1 of United's last 4 games since the end of the World Cup in Qatar.
Ten Hag prefers Varane and Lisandro Martinez at the back, with Englishman Luke Shaw supporting both. The team's defense produced a fantastic performance in the victory over Manchester City, which consolidated United's place in the Premier League's top four.
English media report that the club's management are willing to sell Maguire in the summer market, regardless of whether or not a loan deal with West Ham is reached in January. The decision also coincides with the plan of coach Ten Hag, who wants to raise his playing module at Old Trafford.