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Leicester City ‘keen’ to make move for Manchester United man this summer

The Foxes are desperate to add to their ranks at the end of the season

Relegation-threatened Leicester City are keen on reuniting with Harry Maguire this summer, as the Manchester United captain considers his options for regular playing time ahead of EURO2024.

The Englishman has been a mainstay at the heart of Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions defence, and played every minute of the March internationals against Ukraine and Italy, but has managed just five Premier League starts under Ten Hag’s regime, and has even seen Luke Shaw jump above him in the pecking order.

And his lack of gametime has seen him consider his options despite believing that he should be playing more.

“Obviously this season, I haven’t played as much as I’d like but, for my club, I feel like my form’s been good this year”, he explained.

“I know people obviously look at me not playing but when I’ve played I think in my last eight or nine starts for Manchester United we have won.

“I can’t remember losing a game for Manchester United, it must be the third week of the season. So my influence is still there.”

And according to the Daily Mail, former club Leicester are one of several teams monitoring the situation, with the Foxes keen to bring the Premier League’s most expensive defender ever back to the King Power Stadium on a loan move.

Any deal would depend on Premier League survival first and foremost, with Brendan Rodgers under significant pressure given that they currently sit in the relegation zone and could drop to 19th when the two sides currently below them meet on Sunday afternoon.

A move away from Manchester would go a long way to fully cementing his place in the England squad for the 2024 European Championships, where his place could come under threat despite Southgate’s loyalty should he spend another domestic season on the sidelines.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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