Manchester United Transfer Talk: Harry Maguire, David de Gea


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There are only 23 days left before the summer transfer window closes in England, and Manchester United still have plenty of business to attend to. Three days after the window closes, United will host Chelsea in the season opener. In other words, the silly season will soon give way to the season of substance.

Right now there are two names currently driving the news cycle in regards to Man United comings and goings- David de Gea and Harry Maguire. We’ll start with the goalkeeper, who has had dominated the club’s player of the year award in recent years.


“Hopefully we can agree with David as I’ve said a few times,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said at a news conference at the WACA cricket ground in Perth ahead of the club’s next friendly, against Leeds United on Wednesday.

“That’ll be up to David and the club to announce when that happens, if and when.”

De Gea, who’s been linked with moves away to Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid this summer, is reportedly on on the brink of signing a new five-year deal that could make pay him in excess of £350k-a-week.

It looks like he’ll finally get paid as well as anybody on the club- a status he’s been longing for.

While that deal could be closed soon, one that probably won’t is for the supposed acquisition of Harry Maguire. It looks like all the Sunday tabloids that went with this narrative were all fake news. Yesterday, the Mirror, Daily Star and Express all said a record breaking £80 million deal had been reached. Some outlet(s) even said his United medical would be on Monday.

Uhh, so much for that. ESPN reports that the two sides are actually miles apart on price and there is no indication a breakthrough will be happening any time soon.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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