‘Absolutely rubbish’: Maguire would not ‘improve’ Spurs, Newcastle amid ‘shocking’ transfer links

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Harry Maguire and Harry Kane during a match for England

Tottenham and Newcastle United should avoid signing Manchester United captain Harry Maguire, according to Paul Parker.

Maguire is being linked with an exit from Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order under Erik ten Hag.

He has been linked with Tottenham, Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham in recent weeks and there has been some talk of him being offered in a players-plus-cash deal for Hammers captain Declan Rice.

The 30-year-old is reportedly reluctant to leave the Red Devils, even though England boss Gareth Southgate has warned Maguire could lose his place in the Three Lions squad if he does not play more regularly.

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Amidst talk of a move to north London, Parker has dismissed claims Maguire would be a good fit for Spurs as he has a good friendship with Harry Kane.

Parker adds that the idea Maguire wants to join Spurs to play with his friend is “absolutely rubbish”.

“Tottenham has got a new manager and I don’t think he wants Maguire,” he told BonusBetCodes. “The story about Harry Kane’s and Harry Maguire’s friendship doesn’t mean anything.

“I should have said, when I was playing, that I was best friends with Diego Maradona and then I could have got a move to Napoli.”

“If a friendship is a reason why he wants to go to Tottenham, that is absolutely rubbish.

“Tottenham needs a centre half that is better than Eric Dier and that’s not Harry Maguire. They might be on the same level but as a club you won’t achieve anything with either of them.”

Parker adds that Maguire would not improve either Newcastle or Spurs.

He said: “Could he do a great job at Newcastle? Not at all. Could he improve Tottenham? Absolutely not.

“I would be absolutely shocked if he goes to Tottenham and I would be even more shocked… Even more shocked if he goes to Newcastle.”

“So, if Harry Kane ends up at Man United does it then mean that Harry Maguire is going to stay because they are good friends? Oh God no, that’s not the way it works.”

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