- Feb 15, 2012
No we need to keep him at least for one more season as he is a very good player and if anyone CB gets injured he comes in. There are games where we need players like him in defence. And also during the latter part of some games. He has come back from his horrible form hopefully. The one thing I like about him is how he got down without a fuss and gone about doing his job. Yes, he got arrested in Greece but that was a long time ago.
I think you use this return to form as a chance to cash in and put it towards a younger partner for Martinez next season.
Keep Lindelof as your third and maybe look for a cheap solution to be the 4th choice as Varane/Evans will likely be off when their contracts expire this summer.
Maguire is on mega wages and isn't going to be part of the long term rebuild and I don't think he wants to be a backup player, he wants to play every week. This his contract is up in 2025 so this will be the last summer they can really get anything for him.
I'd say he's gone from being a complete car crash to being an adequate squad player but it's still nowhere near the level he was at in his first 2 seasons and for what he's paid nowhere near good enough.