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Bailly and Rojo could reportedly form part of Manchester United’s Harry Maguire bid

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Bailly and Rojo could reportedly form part of Manchester United’s Harry Maguire bid

Manchester United are apparently getting creative in their bid to sign Maguire.

Manchester United are willing to offer Leicester the chance to sign Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo as part of a deal for Harry Maguire, according to the Sun.

They report that United are keen to land the towering England international, but are finding the asking price an issue during a summer in which they’re grappling with overhauling their squad without the lure of Champions League football.

That has apparently led them to offer up Bailly and Rojo to effectively help Leicester replace Maguire as part of the deal that would see him move to Old Trafford.

 

Ivorian international Bailly cost United a reported (BBC) £30 million when he joined back in 2016, while Rojo apparently (BBC) cost £16 million under Louis van Gaal back in 2014.

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But neither man’s Old Trafford career has worked out as planned, with both of them gaining a reputation for being impetuous defenders with poor injury records.

Bailly has the brighter future and there is a player in there if Brendan Rodgers could bring it out and at just 25, he could perhaps replace Maguire if he got himself fit and confident.

But Rojo looks something of a lost cause and wouldn’t add a great deal to the Foxes backline despite the fact he can play at left back and centre half.

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