Manchester United has raised Harry Maguire’s pay therefore making it difficult to trade the defender.
The Red Devils’ Champions League qualification led to an increase in Maguire’s pay.
In order to acquire a goalkeeper and a center-forward, Erik ten Hag is attempting to earn money through player sales.
The original £55 million purchase of Mason Mount from Chelsea consumed just about half of Ten Hag’s budget, which was roughly £120 million at the start of the window.
Following United’s third-place performance in the previous campaign, Maguire received a sizable pay boost in line with the rest of the team.
The 30-year-old has lost his first-choice status under Ten Hag, and the player and manager are open to parting ways.
Yet Maguire’s increased pay means potential buyers will struggle to convince him to take a pay cut.