West Ham summer transfer target Harry Maguire has given a huge indication that a move to east London in the future could well be possible.
As had been reported throughout the summer by our Podcast co-host and club insider ExWHUEmployee, David Moyes had identified the Manchester United defender Maguire as a top target for the club.
It was understood that a fee had been agreed between the clubs, however the wage situation proved too difficult to agree, as the player would have needed his current club to make a payment to effectively ‘pay off’ his outstanding deal so he could fall into the existing wage structure at West Ham.
It resulted in the deal falling through, with Maguire now remaining in at the Red Devils, for the time being at least.
The England defender has now spoken out on the situation, stating that there wasn’t anything to agree for him as the clubs couldn’t agree the financial matters, however he did not shy away from hinting that a deal could happen at some stage.
Maguire has struggled for regular first team football at Manchester United in recent months, and the player admitted that regular playing time is very important to him, whilst also complimenting West Ham on the size of our club.
“The actual opportunity to go to West Ham wasn’t agreed really between both clubs and myself,” said the defender, as reported by Football Fan Cast. “So it wasn’t just my chance to say ‘Yes and I’m going’. It wasn’t agreed between both clubs so the actual opportunity wasn’t there because we didn’t get far enough down the line with it.
“But West Ham is a massive club. But like I said my full focus is still on Manchester United, I want to fight for my place, but of course regular game time is really important to me.”