West Ham United have agreed a £30m fee with Manchester United for the sale of Harry Maguire, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
David Moyes’ side have already had previous bids for the England international rejected, but the Hammers have really been pushing for the Harry Maguire deal to be done before the start of the Premier League season this weekend. They have now seemingly got their man and have also agreed a deal to sign James-Ward Prowse.
This may signal the end of their pursuit of midfielder Scott McTominay, whom United value at around £45million but the Hammers have opted for the Southampton midfielder instead at around £30million, which was the same amount for their bid for McTominay. The Scotsman has also been attracting interest from AS Roma, managed by former United manager Jose Mourinho.
Maguire’s tenure at United ends sourly, having been stripped of the club’s captaincy last month and being urged by manager Erik Ten Hag to fight for his position despite being low in the pecking order at right centre-back.
United have recouped just under half of what they paid for him from Leicester City a few summers ago. One the transfer is confirmed, the focus will turn towards a replacement for Maguire. United have reportedly been keen on OGC Nice’s Jean-Claire Todibo and are considering offering a permanent contract to free agent Jonny Evans.