Video – Spurs legend blasts new Manchester United signing with frank assessment

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Dom Le Roy

Spurs legend Rafael Van Der Vaart made some brutal comments on Harry Maguire on Sky Sports last night. Van der Vaart commented that in the Nations League (Sky Sports): ‘Harry Maguire was by far the worst player on the pitch’.

Van Der Vaart couldn’t get his head around the £85 million transfer fee for Maguire.

Rafa spent two years at Spurs from 2010-2012 and was a firm fan favourite at the club. Unlike Maguire, Van der Vaart himself was a bargain transfer for Spurs back in 2010 for only £8 million, which shows how much transfer fees have inflated over the last few years (Telegraph).

Maguire’s £80 million move makes him the most expensive defender ever (BBC). While Maguire may prove his worth at that high price tag, at the moment it may only make the fees Spurs paid for one of the worlds best midfield prospects in Tanguy Ndombele and wonder kid Ryan Sessegnon look like great value in comparison!

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The Maguire transfer is one that has solidified Manchester United’s defence massively. However, the transfer fee that Manchester United paid was astronomical, which was reflected in Van Der Vaart’s comments.

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