Raphael Honigstein reacts to reports Man United want 25-year-old
Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein questions why Man United would sign Leicester defender Harry Maguire
Raphael Honigstein has questioned whether Harry Maguire has the quality to prove a success at Manchester United.
The Red Devils are rumoured to be in the market to sign a centre-half to improve Jose Mourino’s defence.
Manchester United were linked with a swoop to sign Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham Hotspur.
The 20-time English champions are also being linked with FC Barcelona and Colombia defender Yerry Mina.
Manchester United have been linked with a swoop to sign Maguire from Leicester City over the past couple of weeks.
Maguire was something of a revelation at the World Cup following his impressive performances for Gareth Southgate’s team.
Indeed, the Leicester defender scored in England’s 2-0 win over Sweden in the World Cup quarter-final before a 2-1 loss to Croatia in the last four.
The Foxes are thought to be asking for a transfer fee in excess of £65m for the 25-year-old former Hull defender.
Bundesliga expert Honigstein questioned whether Maguire has the quality to shine at Manchester United.
“It is a lot of money for someone who doesn’t look that comfortable on the ball.” Honigstein told the Transfer Window podcast.
“It reflects a little bit of panic.”
Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last season.