Tottenham Hotspur will form an England international centre-back combination. ‘Tottenham legend’ Michael Dawson (40) recommended signing Harry Maguire (30, Manchester United).
“Tottenham legend Dawson has urged Spurs to make a £40 million ($656 million) move for Maguire,” the UK’s Metro reported on the 29th.
Dawson is a former centre-back who played for Tottenham for nearly a decade. He was with Spurs from 2005 to 2014, and even led the team with the captain’s armband. He also helped Spurs win the League Cup in the 2007-2008 season, their last trophy.메이저사이트
“There will be a lot of people looking for Maguire,” Dawson said, according to the Metro, “and I would take him to Tottenham tomorrow. I think the big clubs will get him for £40m,” he claimed.
Maguire is likely to leave United this summer. He became the most expensive defender in history when he joined United for a whopping £80 million in 2019, but has fallen into a sharp decline since last season. He has started just eight league games this season.
United are also preparing to say goodbye to him. In particular, they are actively pursuing the signing of Kim Min-Jae (Napoli), so Maguire’s space will be even smaller next season.
Maguire is also reportedly attracting interest from Serie A giants and several Premier League sides. According to the UK’s Give Me Sport, “There are teams who want Maguire. Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Newcastle United and West Ham United are among the clubs keeping tabs on him,” according to Give Me Sports. However, it remains to be seen if they are willing to take on Maguire’s high salary and transfer fee.
If Maguire does end up in a Tottenham shirt, he’ll be eating out of the same pot as Dyer. “Spurs could field an England international combination of Maguire-Dyer,” says the Metro. Maguire’s career hasn’t gone to plan in Manchester. If he tries to revive his career at another club, it could be a win-win situation.”
However, the title of England international doesn’t carry much weight. Maguire has long since been pushed out of the first team and Dyer has been consistently criticised for his lack of defence. There is also a growing chorus of local criticism of Dyer.
On top of that, Spurs have conceded a whopping 63 goals in 38 league games this season, the sixth most in the league. They have also slumped to eighth place, their worst finish in 14 years. Spurs cannot afford to take the gamble of signing Maguire.
Former Arsenal player Paul Merson was also negative: “It’s difficult. Maguire plays for one of the biggest teams in the world. I know he doesn’t belong in a team like that,” he said, adding, “He’s been working hard, but he’s had a couple of injuries.”
“It’s probably going to be hard for him to leave, but he’s got to go. I don’t know who will take him. If his price tag is £40m to £50m, I don’t think there are many teams that want him.”