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Harry Maguire Next Club Odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
21 July 2023, 07:48

Unlike the fans, Harry Maguire may not be happy with Erik ten Hag after the coach’s first season in charge at Manchester United. The England international – an undisputed starter in the three seasons prior – quickly fell down in the pecking order, making just 16 appearances all season. Ten Hag preferred Raphael Varane and former Ajax disciple Lisandro Martinez as his centre-back duo as they fit the playing style better. But when it rains, it pours, as the 30-year-old has recently confirmed he had been stripped of his captaincy by the head coach as well. 

However, many in the Premier League still remember the centre-back's solid performances in the past, and as he looks unsettled in Manchester, Harry Maguire’s transfer odds have been increasing lately.

List of latest Harry Maguire transfer odds

West Ham lead in Harry Maguire’s next club odds, with other clubs in England believed to be interested in the defender as well. Surprisingly, the bookies do not exclude the possibility of a Man United stay either.

Harry Maguire next clubSkyBet ODDS
West Ham2.1
Stay at Manchester United3.25
Chelsea6.5
Tottenham7.0
Newcastle10.0
Everton13.0

West Ham

West Ham have been the only team with an active interest in the English stalwart, mainly driven by the desire of ex-Man United coach David Moyes. The Irons need reinforcements in all positions as they will be playing Europa League football after being crowned Conference League winners last season. No doubt, the 30-year-old would have no problem establishing himself as a starter at West Ham; compared to the options Moyes has at centre-back (injury-prone Kurt Zouma, inconsistent Angelo Ogbonna and Thilo Kehrer), Harry is a level above.

Nevertheless, the transfer may get complicated. Man United reportedly want £40 million for the defender while West Ham are proposing a loan deal. Besides, Maguire would have to accept a significant wage cut while being okay with Europa League football and, most likely, a mid-table league finish.

Chelsea

Chelsea have entered the race for Harry Maguire after the captaincy axe news. It is still a mystery what brand of football the Blues will be playing under new manager Mauricio Pochettino next season, but the addition of the world’s most expensive defender to the squad would certainly not hurt. Chelsea have enough names in defence, but many are either young/inexperienced (Benoit Badiashille, Levi Colwill) or unfit to play centre-back in a back four (Reece James, Marc Cucurella).

We should expect Chelsea to be fighting for a Champions League spot this season, and if Maguire’s intention is to have enough playing time ahead of next summer’s Euros, Stamford Bridge is a great destination.

Tottenham

Similar to Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur had a disappointing 2022/23 league campaign and were left without European football. They too will have a new coach, Ange Postecoglou, who will look to build a team different from its previous version. 

The Australian manager deployed a classic 4-3-3 formation at Celtic and Harry Maguire would be a perfect addition due to his defensive awareness and good passing. Additionally, the Englishman may end up playing an important role in the dressing room if Spurs lose their captain Harry Kane this summer.

Newcastle United

When it comes to Harry Maguire’s next club odds, Newcastle United is actually the only club that can offer the 30-year-old Champions League football next season. Additionally, the centre-back doesn’t have to worry about a pay cut, we know the Magpies have the money.

Maguire might also be attracted by the conservative style of football Eddie Howe is instilling at Newcastle: his team finished the league season with 33 goals conceded, a figure only matched by champions Manchester City. Maguire struggled to adapt to the high backline Ten Hag used at Man United, but he would face no such challenge at St James’ Park.

Everton

While ranking quite high in Harry Maguire’s next club odds, it is difficult to see what Everton have to offer the 30-year-old. The Toffees barely avoided relegation last season, finishing 17th, and are unlikely to get anything more than a mid-table finish in 2023/24. The only PROs of such a move for Maguire would be the constant playing time – England coach Gareth Southgate has warned Harry about it ahead of next year’s Euros – and Sean Dyche’s defensive football. But surely the defender is more ambitious than that, right?