West Ham Club insiders have today confirmed that Manchester United have rejected a £20m bid from West Ham for England defender Harry Maguire.
However, they only confirmed there was a bid and not how his wages would be covered, the centre-back is believed to currently be earning £200,000-a-week at Old Trafford, which is significantly more than the highest earner at West Ham.
Maguire was appointed skipper by Ten Hag’s predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January 2020 – five months after signing for £80m from Leicester City.
The England international, who has 57 international caps, said he was “extremely disappointed” to lose the armband but would “continue to give my all” in the shirt.
Maguire played in 31 of the club’s 62 matches in all competitions during the 2022-23 season, including eight Premier League starts, with Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes captain in his absence.
Manchester United are reported to want up to £50m for Maquire, although their real valuation is most likely bly much lower for the 30-year-old defender.