Man United captain Harry Maguire reportedly set for a sensational move to his former club next season
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Manchester United club captain Harry Maguire is reportedly being lined up for what would be a sensational move back to his former team next season.
Maguire has found playing time limited at Old Trafford this term, making just 11 Premier League appearances in manager Erik Ten Hag’s first season in charge.
The 30-year-old central defender remains a first choice for England boss Gareth Southgate, however, with Maguire playing every minute of the Three Lions’ recent back-to-back Euro 2024 qualifying victories over Italy and Ukraine.
Rumours of a move away from United have been circulating for some time, but now it seems Maguire’s former team Leicester City – who sold him to the Red Devils for £80million in 2019 – are lining up a loan move for him next season, according to The Sun.
Maguire made 69 league appearances in two seasons for the Foxes and manager Brendan Rodgers is believed to be keen on bringing him back to sure up a defence that has conceded the third highest number of goals in the Premier League so far this campaign.
The ball-playing centre-half, whose contract runs until 2025, has also been linked with several top-six clubs and it is possible Man Utd could receive more than a few bids for the defender in the next transfer window.
However, a loan deal to the King Power Stadium may be mutually beneficial for both clubs as United would look to ease their financial burden by requesting Leicester pay 100% of his £190k a week salary.
Interestingly, Manchester United have not lost a match when Maguire has started since the 1-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad in the Europa League on September 8.
And on the subject of his club form, Maguire said: "Obviously this season, I haven’t played as much as I’d like but, for my club, I feel like my form’s been good this year.
"I know people obviously look at me not playing but when I’ve played I think in my last eight or nine starts for Manchester United we have won.
"I can’t remember losing a game for Manchester United, it must be the third week of the season. So my influence is still there."