Harry Maguire could be paid millions to join West Ham

The impending transfer of Harry Maguire from Manchester United to West Ham is making waves in the football world, with reports indicating that the player is set to receive a significant pay-off as part of this high-profile move, writes the SportBible.

Following a series of developments, West Ham’s pursuit of Maguire seems to be materializing, with a second bid of £30 million having been agreed upon between the two clubs. This comes after the Irons’ initial £20 million bid was turned down and Maguire was stripped of the captaincy under Erik ten Hag’s leadership.

According to a recent report, the negotiations surrounding personal terms appear to be progressing smoothly, signaling Maguire’s intention to join fellow England international James Ward-Prowse at the London Stadium.

However, the move to West Ham comes with a wage adjustment for Maguire. At Manchester United, the defender was earning a substantial £190,000-a-week, but his salary will decrease to £120,000-a-week with the Irons.

To facilitate this transition, Manchester United is reportedly paying Maguire a severance fee of £6 million. This financial arrangement is intended to help offset the decrease in his upcoming wage.

Maguire’s journey has seen him rise to prominence as the world’s most expensive defender in 2019, following an £80 million transfer from Leicester City to Manchester United. He was subsequently appointed as captain midway through his first season, succeeding Ashley Young, who departed for Inter Milan.

However, Maguire encountered challenges during Erik ten Hag’s debut season as manager. His game time was limited, leading to his removal as captain and the subsequent appointment of Bruno Fernandes during pre-season.

While Maguire had initially expressed a willingness to fight for his place and not actively seek an exit, the player has come to terms with the reality that his time at Old Trafford is drawing to a close.

In a twist, West Ham’s interest extended to Maguire’s United teammate, Scott McTominay. Yet, the likelihood of this deal appears to have diminished, especially with Fred now attracting attention from Turkish club Fenerbahce.

As the transfer saga unfolds, the football world watches closely to witness how this significant move will impact both the player and the clubs involved.