The transfer market continues to thrive and West Ham United have opened a new chapter with a double offer for two departures from Manchester United. The London club have made a £60m bid for Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay, according to sources close to the club.
Manchester United had previously rejected a £20m offer for Maguire in July and an estimated £30m offer for McTominay two weeks ago. However, West Ham manager David Moyes is an avid fan of the duo and is keen to push for their signings.
West Ham make €60m bid for two United knockdowns
Although Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is keen on keeping McTominay in his ranks, he isn’t ruling out the possibility of a sale if the offer becomes irresistible, especially with recent signings Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund all under pressure the club’s finances.
The offer for Maguire, which is around £30m, is close to an amount United could consider. Although Maguire has expressed his desire to stay and fight for his place in the squad, his competition in England could be jeopardized if he falls behind Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof in the pecking order.
West Ham have been heartened by signs Maguire is open to a change of scenery. Additionally, the London club would be willing to offer him a £100,000-a-week salary, albeit still a far cry from his current £190,000-a-week.
West Ham’s offer not only reflects their interest in Maguire but also in strengthening their midfield following the departure of Declan Rice. The club are close to completing a £32m move of Edson Alvarez from Ajax. He has also looked at the option of James Ward-Prowse, although he has put that search on hold for the time being due to cost concerns as 26-year-old McTominay emerged as a real possibility.
With the transfer deadline approaching, Manchester United’s decision on these West Ham proposals could have a significant impact on where both teams go next season. Football fans and followers are eagerly awaiting the resolution of this exciting episode on the transfer market.