With the Premier League transfer window opening tomorrow, the speculations and rumours are really starting to fire off. Man United seems to be planning to offload a lot of players, so the Red Devils are going towards an exciting time in the following months.
We talked to the former Man United player, Paul Parker, who shared his thoughts on Harry Maguire, who is one of the players that has been rumoured to move away.
Parker elaborated that he would be shocked if Maguire moves to Newcastle or Tottenham who are two of the clubs that the English centre half has been linked to.
Maguire’s friendship with Harry Kane doesn’t mean anything
Parker makes it very clear that Harry Maguire´s friendship with Harry Kane doesn’t mean anything, even though there have been rumours about Maguire moving to Tottenham because of his close relationship with this season´s 30 goals centre forward.
“Tottenham has got a new manager and I don’t think he wants Maguire. The story about Harry Kane´s and Harry Maguire´s friendship doesn’t mean anything. I should have said, when I was playing, that I was best friends with Diego Maradona and then I could have got a move to Napoli.”
“If a friendship is a reason why he wants to go to Tottenham, that is absolutely rubbish. Tottenham needs a centre half that is better than Eric Dier and that’s not Harry Maguire. They might be on the same level but as a club you won’t achieve anything with either of them.”
Maguire wouldn’t do a good job at Newcastle or Tottenham
Maguire has also been linked to Newcastle but Parker claims that the English centre half wouldn’t be able to do a good job in any of the clubs and adds that he would be absolutely shocked if the move were to happen.
“Could he do a great job at Newcastle? Not at all. Could he improve Tottenham? Absolutely not. I would be absolutely shocked if he goes to Tottenham and I would be even more shocked… Even more shocked if he goes to Newcastle.”
“So, if Harry Kane ends up at Man United does it then mean that Harry Maguire is going to stay because they are good friends? Oh God no, that’s not the way it works.”