In a recent edition of the Sky Sports’ Back Pages Podcast, journalist Charlie Wyett mentioned that Tottenham Hotspur have been backed to sign Manchester United defender Harry Maguire. Wyett said,
“Where could you see him ending up? West Ham seemed like quite a good fit to be fair?
“Yeah, potentially. And I thought maybe even Newcastle to strengthen their squad, they have more games. I thought he’d be a good fit for Newcastle or maybe even Tottenham as well. He’s a good player, he gets a lot of stick with some of the rubbish he has to put up with.”
Maguire’s Growing Frustrations At Man United
Maguire has struggled to earn regular game time at Old Trafford during this campaign after falling behind Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof in Erik ten Hag’s pecking order.
Maguire has only participated in four matches for Man United this season, securing one assist in multiple competitions.
His current contract at the Mancunian club will run out in the summer of 2025. Hence, Spurs could potentially sign him on the cheap at the end of this campaign.
Should Tottenham Hotspur Boss Angelos Postecoglu Move In For Maguire?
On his day, Maguire can be a solid presence on the defensive end of the pitch. He can read the danger well to secure the ball back for his team inside his half. The English defensive ace usually clears his lines when the opposition are on the front foot and can use his strong 1.94m frame to dominate the opposition attackers in the air.
However, Maguire has been prone to making some high-profile errors at the back which has put his long-term future at Old Trafford in doubt.
At 30, Maguire has still got a few good years left in his locker. Hence, he could be a good, short-term signing for Spurs to pursue next year.
However, Angelos Postecoglu would be better off opting for a more reliable defender if he is looking to strengthen his Tottenham squad this January.
Maguire can be a decent squad player at the North London club. Still, Postecoglu should not move in for him as Tottenham would benefit from recruiting someone younger to bolster their squad for the future.