19 Jul Premier League transfer information: ‘They need to be chasing De Ligt’ – Ex-Man Utd man Spector stunned at Maguire transfer
As talks between the Reds and Leicester Metropolis proceed over the England centre-back’s future, Spector believes they need to have set their sights increased
Former Manchester United defender Jonathan Spector admits he’s fairly underwhelmed by his ex-club’s courting of Harry Maguire, utilizing Matthijs de Ligt for instance of the type of participant the membership must be pursuing.
Leicester Metropolis star Maguire has develop into one in every of United’s prime targets within the present transfer window.
Negotiations have been tough, nonetheless, with Leicester turning down repeated bids for a participant they worth at round £80 million [$99m].
And Spector, talking solely to AmericanGambler.com, believes there are extra legitimate targets for a membership of their stature.
“I used to be really a bit stunned by [the Maguire approach]. I feel he’s an excellent central defender and he has confirmed himself on the worldwide stage as nicely, however part of me thought that they’d go overseas to fill that position,” the ex-United States, Orlando Metropolis and Birmingham Metropolis man defined.
“I believed they’d probably be chasing somebody like De Ligt however Maguire is an efficient participant and I feel he could possibly be good for the membership, however just for the correct worth.
“It looks like English gamers command a premium and if they may get him for the correct worth, I feel it could be a very good purchase.”
United have already moved to bolster their defence with the arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, a participant Spector believes has the potential to interrupt by way of at Previous Trafford.
“It’s a tough one as a result of I feel the again 4 is actually someplace that they’ve had points, however he had a extremely good season final 12 months and hopefully he can replicate that,” he added.
“It’s going to be tough to nail down a beginning place on the membership. However they’ve purchased someplace that they should strengthen and hopefully he’ll become the participant that folks assume he’ll.”
Romelu Lukaku, in the meantime, could also be leaving Previous Trafford, with Inter mooted as a potential vacation spot.
And Spector is hopeful younger star Marcus Rashford can take the chance to step up and show a top-class inheritor to the Belgium worldwide.
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“I feel it could be nice if Rashford was capable of step up and take that position however I don’t know that he’s a completed product but,” he stated.
“It‘s a younger team that they’ve acquired and I feel they should discover the correct stability between youth and expertise, and I’d like to see them usher in a confirmed aim scorer.
“Extra like a [former United star Ruud] van Nistelrooy. Which each membership needs, somebody who’s going to get you a variety of objectives. Harry Kane is an ideal instance, I’d like to see them usher in somebody like that, but in addition I don’t know the way a lot cash is being made out there for that place!”