Maguire: Red Or Blue?
"You take the blue pill: the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill: you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I'm offering is the truth. Nothing more."
Matrix, such a classic. I believe that's exactly the situation Leicester City defender Harry Pot... I mean Maguire is in right about now: Should I take the red pill (Manchester United, Europa League and no titles, but probably a starter) or the blue pill (Manchester City, guaranteed titles, I don't know about being a starter though).
In the past World Cup in Russia, Harry Maguire was one of the starters in Gareth Southgate's England squad, who reached the 4th place at the tournament, after they couldn't get to the final and lost the 3rd place medal to Belgium (I guess it wasn't coming home after all). The guy was one of the defenders of the year, he was fast, very physical and had good positioning to defend and score every now and then. He was amazing!
Unfortunately, he hasn't moved from Leicester yet, after there were rumors of the British defender changing clubs to Manchester City. Never happened. Fortunately, it seems his career with the foxes is going to end soon, as finally, there's a Manchester club who wants to sign him to improve its sh*** defense (Any guesses?).
This season he has scored 3 goals in 31 matches, and in this course of the campaign he has maintained his high level, again, with the foxes. That's why he is again a firm candidate for a transfer to one of the Manchester sides (Strange). Although "classic and cheeky" The Sun says that other greats from England such as Arsenal and Tottenham also continue to fight for the defender's services.
Ok. Now going to the important stuff: After there were rumors about who was going to sign Maguire, between City and United, it seems like the Red Devils are the ones who finally are going to win the race for the English man. Manchester United Executive vice-president, Ed Woodward, is ready to throw all his cash at Harry (You're a wizard, Harry!). United could spend around £80 million, which would make him the most expensive defender in history, overcoming VVD's signing to Liverpool, which was just £75 million. What a bargain!
Maguire could sign a contract for 5 seasons and gain 350,000 pounds a week. Blood of Jesus! I want that job! Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo could be part of the operation for Harry (Sorry Leicester City supporters. Praying for you, so this doesn't happen). Meanwhile, City seems to not be giving a s***... I mean they seem to have lost interest in him, and are now prioritizing the signing of Matthijs de Ligt, to replace Vincent Kompany, who leaves for Anderlecht after a trophy-laden 11-year spell at the Etihad, while reports say the club are also trying to bring in a new full-back (Joao Cancelo?). Apart from that, Maguire wouldn't be a right fit for Guardiola's team as he is no longer the Maguire we saw at the World Cup. He lacks pace, consistency and he's f***** bloody expensive! That's a no for me, thanks!