According to Neil Custis of The Sun, Maguire will need £6 million from United to compensate for the potential revenue loss from moving from Old Trafford to the London Stadium.
West Ham is reportedly paying the former Manchester United captain £120,000 per week, making him one of the club’s highest-paid players.
David Moyes, a driving force behind the Maguire move, is reportedly thought to have offered the center half the vacant West Ham leadership as an additional gambit to win his services.
Maguire’s current salary at United is roughly £190,000. While he is said to be eager to join the London club, the huge cut in pay has proven to be a sticking point.
Officials at Old Trafford were able to overcome this obstacle by offering Maguire a severance package to “offset” the deficit.
A fee of £30 million has been agreed in principle between the two clubs, a benchmark that United had to meet, as stated here.
United were said to be hesitant to accept the deal at first, but a requirement from West Ham indicating that the majority of the cost would be paid upfront allayed their fears.
Furthermore, both the player and the organization at Old Trafford are increasingly accepting that Maguire’s time at United must come to an end. The revocation of the captaincy, as well as the relentless booing from his own fans during pre-season, appear to have been the straws that broke the camel’s back.
United is apparently looking for a successor right away.
Ten Hag is reportedly pushing United to prioritize the Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard above Jean-Clair Todibo.
Maguire’s departure to West Ham is critical in order to make room in the United squad and budget for Pavard. The payment required to make this happen will so benefit United in the long run.