In what promises to be one of the long drawn-out sagas of this summer, the battle to sign Harry Maguire is beginning to hot up.
Reports in recent weeks had suggested Manchester United were competing with the club’s rivals Manchester City over the England international’s signature, and it now appears the Red Devils have stolen a march.
According to Sky Sports, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side put in a second bid in the region of £70m for the 26-year-old, but the Foxes turned the new offer down.
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After hearing that their side had not quite convinced their Premier League rivals to sell, United fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the matter.
Many felt slightly frustrated that the Foxes hadn’t given into the club’s latest bid and felt that United were getting exploited in the transfer market once again by having to pay top dollar for a British talent.
However, some expressed their relief at the bid being turned down and suggested that the club take the hint and go after alternative options like Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and West Ham’s Issa Diop.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Getting rinsed again. He’s not worth that much. United’s policy of only buying British is flawed and expensive. There’s better CB out there who would cost less. For a club united’s size the scouting is rubbish.
— Kammy Khan (@kammyk10) 2 July 2019
Overrated. Go for Issa Diop or Ruben Diaz then.
— Vorapone (@vorapone) 2 July 2019
Walk away, don’t pay more than £70m
— Charlie (@UnitedCharl) 2 July 2019
Pack it in, walk away
— brendan (@brendan_platt) 2 July 2019
— Aro (@AroTobs) 2 July 2019
Don’t waste time on him. Trigger Alderweireld’s release clause.
— Suraj (@MeisterSuraj) 2 July 2019
Great news. Average defender. £70m for him would have been a madness. There are far better defenders on the continent than him for half the price.
— Osman (@United2706) 2 July 2019