The Catalan club seeks to exploit De Jong in the deal

Barcelona's "surprising" offer to include Maguire

Controversial Manchester United defender Harry Maguire.

AFP

The British newspaper "The Sun" revealed that Barcelona made an offer to Manchester United to include its international defender Harry Maguire, during the current summer transfers, despite the widespread criticism that the player was subjected to during the past season for his grave mistakes in the back line, at a time when the club is seeking The Catalan, because the name of a player from his ranks is included in the negotiation process and the deal is completed.

The newspaper said that Barcelona requested that Maguire's deal be part of the transfer of the Catalan international midfielder Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United, which the latter is eager to get, but the new technical staff of the "Red Devils" squad led by Eric Ten Hag wants to keep Maguire in new season.

Maguire joined Manchester United in 2019 from Leicester City in a record deal that made him the most expensive defender in the world (80 million pounds).

Barcelona's sudden offer comes at a time when British newspapers, including the Daily Mail, ranked defender Maguire as one of the worst Manchester United players last season, and the player turned into a subject of ridicule among the masses on social media because of his many mistakes and his unbalanced technical appearance.

On the other hand, Dutchman Frenkie de Jong is considered one of the most prominent midfielders in Barcelona and has high technical capabilities that made him coveted by many clubs, and the new United coach, Tin Hag, seeks to obtain the player’s services, but the club’s management collides with great demands from its counterpart in Barcelona led by Joan Laporta, who His player will not be valued at 80 million pounds.

For its part, the Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, reported that Barcelona has more than one option to sign world-class defenders who support its ranks next season, as it prioritizes Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, whose official announcement of joining the Catalan club remains a matter of time.

The newspaper pointed out that Barca is also seeking to conclude other deals in defense, such as Jules Conde from Seville, and Kalidou Coulibaly, the star of Naples.

British newspapers ranked defender Maguire as one of Manchester United's worst players last season.

Maguire has become a subject of ridicule among the masses on social media for his naive mistakes.

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£1m the amount Manchester United paid for Maguire in 2019.

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