Man United £40million Harry Maguire stance labelled 'hopeful' - Agbonlahor

By Gabriel Agbonlahor

19th Feb, 2023 | 2:39pm

Agbonlahor: Man United told to accept '£30m' Harry Maguire offer - 'it's no secret'

Gabby Agbonlahor insists Man United need to lower their asking price for Harry Maguire down to £30million if they are to sell the defender this summer.

The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, believes Premier League clubs are interested in signing the 29-year-old but will want to lower the club’s price tag.

Maguire joined the Red Devils from Leicester City for £80million in 2019, signing a six-year deal at Old Trafford.

But the England international has fallen out of favour since the arrival of Erik ten Hag in the summer, with the duo of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez being favoured by the Dutchman.

As a result, Maguire has made just 10 Premier League appearances in 2022/23, playing a total of just 476 minutes.

The Daily Mail reported on Monday (13 February) that Man United fear they may take a £40million hit on Maguire should they sell him this summer.

Agbonlahor believes that even a £40million price tag for the centre-back is “hopeful” from the club and that teams will want that lowering even more before tabling a bid.

I think it’s a very hopeful valuation from Man United,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury.

Clubs will look at Harry Maguire and want to sign him, they 100 per cent will be interested but only at the right price.

They’ll look at how much they can knock off the price given his lack of form.

I think the £30million mark is where clubs will be looking. 

£40million is simply too much for a player that Man United no longer want, and it’s no secret that he’s no longer wanted.

Clubs are aware that he’s no longer part of their plans and won’t be willing to pay a premium price for him.

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