To ditch Maguire, Man Utd eyeing Portugal rising star who is called ‘Ruben Dias 2.0’

January 17, 2023

With the addition of Goncalo Inacio, Manchester United might drop Harry Maguire.

Goncalo Inacio of Sporting Lisbon is a player that Manchester United has been linked with over the course of the past year, and it is possible that they will sign him in order to replace Harry Maguire.

It is reported that manager Erik ten Hag is a major fan of the young superstar, who has just come to prominence in Portugal and is now a vital component in Ruben Amorin’s side. In fаct, it is said that Erik ten Hag is a huge admirer of the young prodigy.

The Portuguese publication O Jogo (via Man Utd News) reported this week that Inacio’s club is resigned to losing their budding colossus this summer, and that the Red Devils are interested in acquiring his signature by activating his €45m (£40m) release clause. Inacio’s club is reportedly resigned to losing their budding colossus this summer.

Because of this obstacle, Ten Hag decided to make a move for Lisandro Martinez, the center back for his previous club Ajax Amsterdam. The deal to bring Martinez to Old Trafford cost £56.7m.

According to the same publication (via Sport Witness), divisional rivals Newcastle United had an offer of €33m (£29.5m) rejected last summer. The gear on the saga is ramping up, and it may be that the swiftest moving transfer department will secure the services of the 21-year-old for the coming years.

Bye-bye Maguire

If he does, he may take the position of Man United’s £80m defender Harry Maguire, who has recently been pushed to leave Old Trafford since he hasn’t quite lived up to the lofty price tag.

Because of his underwhelming performances, the £190k-per-week Maguire has been called a “liability for both club and country” by journalist Jacob Schneider. As a result, he has only started four league games this season under Ten Hag, who obviously does not give the 53-cap Englishman a prominent role under his guidance.

Zach Lowy, a journalist, praised Inacio as being “underrated,” and he would undoubtedly be an improvement over Maguire, who has lost his regular starting position and captaincy at the Theatre of Dreams.