Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is reportedly in line for a new deal at the club, following his rise to becoming one of the club’s key figures.
The 28-year-old – who is currently sidelined with injury – has enjoyed a mightily impressive last 18 months or so, having helped the Red Devils to a second-place finish last season, before going on to play a starring role for his country at Euro 2020, with England reaching the final.
The former Leicester City man had originally put his name on the map after a breakout tournament at the World Cup in Russia in 2018, with such displays leading to his eventual £80m move to Old Trafford a year later.
That hefty price tag has seen the Englishman face increased scrutiny at times, yet he looks to be blossoming as a central figure of the side, having been handed the captaincy less than six months into his time at the club after the departure of Ashley Young in January 2020.
While he has endured a slightly shaky start to the new campaign, the centre-back remains an essential part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side moving forward, with the club set to recognise that fact by handing him a new bumper new deal, as per the Sun.
The report suggests that the Red Devils are keen to open negotiations over extending his contract, despite him still having three years left on his existing deal.
That extension will likely see a substantial increase on his current £189,000-a-week wage, in order to put him on par with other senior figures at the club – with the reported new wage likely to be in the region of £300,000-a-week.
While that is still some way short of the £375,000-a-week wage handed to David Ge Gea in recent times, the belief is that this new deal will be a sign of Maguire’s importance to the club and will commit his future to the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ for the long-term.
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