Wolves transfer news: Harry Maguire told he can leave by Manchester United
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Wolves transfer news: Harry Maguire told he can leave by Manchester United

Defender Harry Maguire has been told by Manchester United that he can leave, amid recent links to Wolves.

The centre-back has struggled for starts this season under Erik ten Hag.

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The 53-cap England international has played second fiddle to Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane at Old Trafford.

Maguire is in this position having struggled to convince for the Red Devils.

Last season, he had a string of poor performances at the back for United. Ten Hag has come in and decided that United are stronger with Martinez and Varane.

Earlier this season, Luke Shaw was also used at centre-back, suggesting the writing was on the wall for Maguire.

Journalist Ben Jacobs has reported that Wolves could be in the mix for Maguire this summer.

He said: “I think Wolves could be one to watch as well even though they tend to buy a little bit younger. And the reason for that is because Max Kilman is going to be in demand over the summer period.”

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90min have reported today that United have now told Maguire that he is free to leave the club.

They are willing to sell, and accept that they will have to take a huge hit on the £80 million they bought him from Leicester City for.

It is stated that United would prefer an outright sale. But they are also open to loaning Maguire out if it meant that led to a permanent deal.

Newcastle United are mentioned as interested.

Wolves should make an enquiry over Harry Maguire and see what Manchester United want, as defender told he can leave Old Trafford

Maguire’s time at United has been disappointing, but Wolves should still make some enquiries.

Ultimately, Maguire has never suited United’s higher defensive line.

He has also struggled under the weight of expectation brought about by being the world’s most expensive defender and the captain of a huge club.

Wolves could be a good move for him.

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But a deal has to make sense for Wanderers.

At the end of the day, this is a player who has been out of form for a while so the club can’t be paying a huge amount.

It’s worth just having a conversation and seeing what the asking price would be.

A loan move with an option to buy could be a sensible move if that would be a possibility.