Manchester United are reportedly confident of getting a deal done with Leicester City in the summer to bring in English international Harry Maguire.
According to the exclusive Daily Star report, Harry Maguire could be heading to Manchester in the summer. Manchester United are ready to reignite their pursuit of the Leicester City defender and are confident of getting a deal done for the English international.
Harry Maguire has become a household name for football lovers, especially in England, after the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Leicester City star has followed his remarkable World Cup campaign with a strong domestic season so far. The Sheffield-born defender has been a bit iffy in terms of discipline (5 yellow cards, 1 red card in the league), but has made it up with goals in crucial encounters.
The report adds that, while Maguire was attentive to the post-World Cup interest in him, the defender did not want to leave Leicester, having only played for one season at the King Power Stadium. The situation seems to have changed, with the 26-year-old now ready for the next step in his career.
Maguire now wishes to compete in Europe and challenge for trophies on a regular basis, something he is unlikely to be able to fulfil at Leicester, given the current scenario. That he could also bump up his pay package by a lot is another bonus that he is likely to receive, should he decide to move to a top club.
Manchester United are ready to roll the dice in the summer and are more than confident of coming out on top this time around.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen Victor Lindelof step up to the plate and make one of the two available centre-back spots his own. But, with the second spot still up for grabs and the manager hinting at reinforcements in the summer, United need a leader at the back.
At 26, Maguire can provide the crux of his footballing peak to Manchester United. The Leicester star has already shown his pedigree to be a commander in the backline and has Premier League experience to go with it as well, meaning he is unlikely to take much time in establishing himself at Old Trafford.
As per the report, United are confident of sealing a £65 million deal for Maguire. While this could be chalked down as a rumour, with Manchester United linked with so many defenders recently, the aforementioned fee is around the same mark it was quoted last summer.
United are likely to be looking at a lot of centre-backs before the summer. But, one thing is almost certain, Maguire’s name is towards the top end of the pile.