Harry Maguire’s England form may not be enough to keep him at Manchester United, with the club reportedly interested in Napoli defender Kim Min-jae.
Maguire has been one of his country’s most impressive performers at the World Cup, helping Gareth Southgate’s team top their group and advance to the round of 16 against Senegal. It represents a significant improvement for a player whose struggles at club level saw him lose his starting spot under Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag has already stated his intentions, bringing in Lisandro Martinez from Ajax and pairing him with Raphael Varane over the summer. If Kim also joins, it may feel like yet another proclamation about Maguire’s future.
United’s reported interest in Kim follows the 26-year-impressive old’s season at club and international level. In addition to assisting Napoli to a Serie A title, he helped South Korea secure a World Cup last-16 meeting with Brazil.
According to Italian media, the former Fenerbahce player has a €45 million (£38 million) release clause. He only joined Napoli this summer, following the departure of Kalidou Koulibaly to Chelsea, but he has quickly established himself at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Napoli leads Serie A by eight points after 15 games, and they also won their Champions League group ahead of Liverpool. Kim has scored twice in 20 games for Luciano Spalletti’s team.
If Kim Min-jae joins Manchester United, Harry Maguire could be in trouble. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)
Despite his struggles for form and minutes at United, Maguire is eager to stay and compete for his spot. He replaced Varane after the Frenchman was injured in October and impressed in a league victory over West Ham before the World Cup break, but that was his first Premier League start since a 4-0 loss at Brentford in August.
“I’m in good shape. I’ve played well in the last few games for Manchester United, winning both of my last two. But I’ve just discovered myself out because the centre-backs there are playing well and are excellent players “The ex-Leicester City player stated.
“First and foremost, I listen to the people I should listen to – my family, my friends, my coaches, my managers, and my teammates.” I am aware of how important I am on this team. I know what the staff thinks of me and my role in this team, which instills confidence and trust.
“There is now a level of scrutiny on defenders, with analysis on each goal.” There is always someone to blame, and I believe that is where the defenders are right now.”
Star Man Utd said frankly about Gakpo’s level
Cody Gakpo is a name that is discussed after the high -class performances on Qatar.
Manchester United is one of the teams who want to pursue Cody Gakpo. This transfer information attracts more attention in the situation that Gakpo is shining at the 2022 World Cup with 3 goals after 4 matches.
Gakpo’s teammates in the Netherlands such as Virgil Van Dijk received questions related to the PSV star. After Van Dijk, it was the defender of the Man Utd payroll, Tyrell Malacia, spoke about the striker born in 1999.
Malacia moved from the Eredivisie to Old Trafford in the summer to become the first contract of the Erik Ten HAG era. This left -back shared on The Athletic teammate at the Netherlands Recruitment The possibility to continue to join Man Utd.
Specifically, Malacia emphasized: “Cody Gakpo is good enough to play for the top club. That’s nothing to doubt.”
Malacia praised Gakpo’s level before the media.
Earlier, Gakpo once frankly shared about being focusing on Dutch recruiting at the World Cup but not thinking about the future at the club level. At this time, not only Man Utd, Real Madrid is another big club who wants to win the 23 -year -old striker.
Gakpo contributed the shoes to 30 goals after 24 matches in PSV this season. The achievement promotes his value to at least £ 50 million.