Harry Maguire’s £30m transfer from Man United to West Ham ‘COLLAPSES’

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Harry Maguire’s £30million move from Manchester United to West Ham has reportedly collapsed.

The Hammers agreed the fee for the defender last Wednesday as David Moyes looks to strengthen his squad after the £105m departure of Declan Rice to Arsenal earlier this summer.

However, according to The Guardian, the Europa Conference League winners grew tired of waiting for the defender to finalise an exit from Old Trafford, with Maguire thought to want a pay-off of around £7m to leave the club.

The collapse of the deal comes after Mail Sport’s Transfer Confidential reported on Monday how Maguire’s move to West Ham was stagnating as United were hoping to bring in a replacement before sanctioning his departure.  

Erik ten Hag’s side finished third last season which meant the 30-year-old received a significant wage increase as a result of their return to the Champions League.

Maguire had agreed personal terms with Moyes’ side, but was set to be on less money and hence he wanted an appropriate settlement to leave the club. 

But so far the two parties have been unable to agree a settlement and in turn the Hammers became frustrated by the lack of progress on the deal and have moved on to other targets.

A move could be revived later this month, but for the moment it won’t advance, with Maguire an unused substitute in United’s 1-0 victory over Wolves on Monday night.

The 30-year-old has had a tumultuous time at United since his record-breaking £80m move from Leicester in 2019.

He initially impressed and was appointed as club captain by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 

However, in the past few years he has struggled and faced heavy criticism which culminated in him being stripped of the club captaincy earlier this summer by Ten Hag.

West Ham were set to offer the England man game-time ahead of Euro 2024 after he slipped down the pecking order at United last season, making just eight starts in the Premier League. 

Despite his lack of action at club level, Maguire remains a key figure for Gareth Southgate at international level, starting England’s last 11 games in all competitions.

However, he is likely to come under pressure for his position this season from the likes of Levi Colwill and Marc Guehi, which increases the need for him to play regularly ahead of next summer’s tournament.

Speaking in March, Maguire defended his contribution to United despite slipping down to fifth choice centre back at points during the last campaign.

He said: ‘Obviously this season, I haven’t played as much as I’d like but, for my club, I feel like my form has been good this year.

‘I know people obviously look at me not playing but when I’ve played I think in my last eight or nine starts for Manchester United we have won. 

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