Manchester United Open to Offers for Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof
Due to Sir Jim Ratcliffe‘s attempts to purchase a quarter of the team and assume control of football operations, the Premier League’s biggest teams have been through a time of uncertainty.
Although the Red Devils have verified it, it has not yet been officially confirmed by the regulatory organisations, which presents an additional challenge for January’s transfer negotiations.
However, a rebuilding of some kind is anticipated to occur in the summer, giving United more chances to recoup their salary expenditures by selling undesired players.
That has happened in part in January; among those who have left Old Trafford since the beginning of the year are Donny van de Beek, Jadon Sancho, and Hannibal Mejbri.
It is unclear how United will respond to any further offers made to them, especially from people who have tried hard to win over Erik ten Hag, given that the Dutchman’s job is far from guaranteed in the long run.
From being out of favour at the Theatre of Dreams, Maguire completed 90 minutes on 12 occasions starting on October 21. On December 12, however, he sustained a groyne injury against Bayern Munich.
ESPN claims that United is still willing to entertain any reasonable offers for the England international before 2024–2025.
With less than 18 months left on his deal, the 30-year-old’s salary makes it uncertain whether United would be willing to activate a 12-month extension.
Lindelof appears to be in a similar situation, especially considering that he hasn’t played since December 6’s victory over Chelsea.
According to the report, United is considering a defensive reorganisation at a moment when it is uncertain if Jonny Evans and Raphael Varane will be with the team after this season.
The club is rumoured to have shortlisted Matthijs de Ligt of Bayern Munich, Jean-Clair Todibo of Nice, and Jarrad Branthwaite of Everton as possible replacements.
Even though United’s FFP standing might improve in the summer, they will still need to let go of players to make room for younger players to join them in the middle of their defence.
With 26 years of experience, Lisandro Martinez is the youngest established option; nevertheless, 19-year-old Willy Kambwala is considered a future senior player for the upcoming season.