The impending departure of Harry Maguire from Manchester United signifies the end of a tumultuous chapter.
Amidst prolonged conjecture about his future and mere weeks subsequent to losing his captaincy, Maguire is poised to make a transition to West Ham, in a deal valued at £30 million ($38.2 million). Most rational United supporters are likely to extend their best wishes, as they endured the trials alongside him.
Maguire’s impending exit from United, a mere four years after his groundbreaking £80 million ($101 million) transfer from Leicester City in 2019, denotes a melancholic conclusion to what was once a thrilling transfer.
His arrival, which positioned him as the world’s priciest defender, coincided with his role as a defensive pillar during England’s triumphant World Cup campaign, and he also emerged as a potent asset during set-pieces. Yet, as he readies to depart, Maguire’s esteem has plummeted, his current value bearing only a fraction of the exorbitant sum that United disbursed for his services.