Manchester United Flop Heavily Linked With Summer Transfer Move to Spanish Club Barcelona

Manchester United Flop Heavily Linked With Summer Transfer Move to Spanish Club Barcelona

Babajide Orevba
May 27, 2022 at 2:59 AM
  • Harry Maguire could be heading to Barcelona as reports say the Spanish club are interested in the Manchester United captain
  • Despite a miserable season for the Red Devils, reports say the 29-year-old is attracting interest from the Catalan giants
  • Maguire who joined the Red Devils from Leicester City for £80 million in 2019 has been criticised following a bad season for United

England international Harry Maguire could be leaving Manchester United to join Spanish club Barcelona during the summer transfer window.

A stunning transfer rumour emerged from football transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano who claims Barcelona are interested in the Manchester United defender.

Although it remains unsure if Maguire will leave the Old Trafford club at the end of the season, the player who had an unimpressive season with the Red Devils will interest the La Liga giants, SPORTbible reports.

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Harry Maguire is linked with a move to Spanish club Barcelona. Michael Regan
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Recall that Maguire was purchased from Leicester City for a record fee of £80 million in 2019 and began his reign at the club on an impressive note.

He earned the club’s captaincy but his form dropped notably and many believe the 29-year-old could be bidding goodbye to the Theatre of Dreams during the summer transfer window.

A move to Spain will see him take a massive wage cut, no doubt, as huge reports say United could be open to selling their captain.

However, United would likely have to take a major hit on the large sum they paid for his services 3 years ago.

It was further gathered that interest in Maguire from Barcelona is tentative, and a deal is unlikely to occur this window.

Villarreal’s Pau Torres and Jurrien Timber are among defenders linked with a move to the Premier League outfit during the summer transfer window.

Manchester United in search of a new captain?

Meanwhile, as Manchester United brace up under new manager Erik Ten Hag, under-fire defender Harry Maguire could be replaced as the captain of the Red Devils.

Reports have it that superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo could become the captain of the club if a change is eventually required at the Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes and goalkeeper David de Gea are also leading candidates for the position should Maguire be stripped ahead of next season.

Rashford dropped from the England team

Sports Brief earlier reported that Gareth Southgate has named England’s squad to face Hungary, Germany, and Italy in the UEFA Nations League in June and has left out several Manchester United top players.

Manchester United failed to impress this season as they ended their 5th consecutive season without a trophy as they finished in the 6th position in the Premier League table.

Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho have missed out on the Three Lions squad following Manchester United's poor season.

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