Man Utd star confirms failed transfer to London club
Manchester United star Harry Maguire has confirmed that he was the subject of interest from West Ham United this summer.
The Hammers agreed a deal worth £30 million with United for the defender, but a transfer did not materialise due to personal terms.
Maguire was prepared to accept a £70,000-a-week pay-cut on his wages, but he wanted United to compensate him for the same.
He demanded a high pay-off of around £15m, and this was the prime reason behind the move falling through at the last hurdle.
Speaking to Express, Maguire has now acknowledged that a move did not happen due to differences over the compensation.
He said: "How can I put this? We just didn’t come to an agreement. They were happy for me to stay and I was happy to fight for my place. I want to do that and every time I train or play I will give everything."
Maguire has made just one substitute appearance this campaign, but he could start on Saturday with Lisandro Martinez injured.
Martinez suffered a foot problem in the defeat to Arsenal and it is unclear whether the centre-back would be fit to face Brighton.