Erik ten Hag makes Harry Maguire transfer decision after interest from Barcelona and Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
Barcelona and Chelsea has shown an interest in Harry Maguire this summer and the two clubs are willing to make a deal, but Erik ten Hag’s decision was clear.
Since Manchester United turned down Chelsea’s interest in the defense, Erik ten Hag wants to keep the defender there for the remainder of the current campaign.
Due to ten Hag’s decision to bench the club captain for Monday’s game against Liverpool, questions have been raised about Maguire’s future at Old Trafford.
Raphael Varane came on to give possibly his best performance while wearing a United jersey, and his relationship with summer acquisition Lisandro Martinez has already shown a lot of potential.
Following the 2-1 victory over Jurgen Klopp’s team, Ten Hag praised the France international, implying that he will play a significant part under the Dutchman.
Maguire, however, reportedly remains in the manager’s plans, with ten Hag intending to switch around his center-halves throughout the season, according to The Times.
Chelsea has expressed interest in the 29-year-old player, seeing him as a potential replacement for Wesley Fofana, who has been the target of three offers from Stamford Bridge that have all been turned down by the Foxes.
However, United is unwilling to let go of their 29-year-old player who is prepared to battle for his future.
However, it may now be said that Varane and Martinez are ten Hag’s top choice. At Old Trafford on Monday night, the Argentine international, a £54 million acquisition from Ajax, showed off his competitiveness by making an early push on Mohamed Salah.
Varane praised his colleague, saying of him, “He gives to the team his determination, motivation, and he has this mindset, this fighting spirit.” He displayed it.
Meanwhile, Eric Bailly is about to sign a season-long loan deal with Marseille, which will become a permanent arrangement should the Ligue 1 team make the Champions League for the upcoming season.
The move is anticipated to be announced this week, although the Ivory Coast international has already bid goodbye to his United teammates.
Axel Tuanzebe has also been informed that he is free to leave the team, and Trabzonspor of Turkey is in negotiations to sign the defender.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has also been made available as part of that defense clear-out, despite the fact that the former teenager for Crystal Palace did come off the bench to aid United in holding out for Monday’s victory.