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Harry Maguire’s transfer at risk, West Ham are eyeing other centre-backs 

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire’s transfer to West Ham United hangs in the balance, with the Hammers assessing other centre-backs.

According to the Telegraph, West Ham are concerned with how long it is taking to finalise Maguire’s move.

Man United have already agreed a £30 million offer from West Ham. Maguire has also given the green light by accepting the personal terms.

However, the delay is caused by an issue between Maguire and United.

The England international wants a pay-off from the Red Devils after receiving a boost to his salary as a result of United qualifying for the Champions League.

Harry Maguire might end up staying at Old Trafford

David Moyes wants new additions to his squad after sanctioning the £105m sale of Declan Rice to Arsenal.

Central defence is one area where he wants more quality and he has identified Maguire as a key target.

Maguire is currently the fifth-choice centre-back option at United.

Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw are ahead of him in the pecking order.

He started just eight Premier League games last campaign.

Gareth Southgate has already warned him about his spot in the England national team for the 2024 European Championships.

The 30-year-old does not fit into the style of football Ten Hag wants his team to play.

The Dutchman prefers his centre-backs to be proactive and comfortable with the ball at their feet.

Maguire is immobile and often slows down the pace of the game.

After being forced to warm the bench and stripped of the club captaincy, Maguire must find a new club.

Moving to West Ham will help him to revive his career.

The Hammers do not play possession-based football. Moyes wants a strong centre-back who can defend his box well. 

Maguire could be a solid acquisition for West Ham, who want a new leader after Rice’s departure.