Dejan Lovren & Harry Maguire

Leicester manager rules out selling Manchester United target Harry Maguire

Going nowhere

Harry Maguire has had a tough season with Leicester so far in the Premier League.

The 25 year old was relegated with Hull City last term but he stood out within the squad and earned a £12 million move to the 2016 Premier League Champions.

Maguire has won 4 England caps during the campaign and is one of the favourites for a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Yet again, Maguire has impressed in England’s top flight and all of the league’s ‘biggest’ teams are lurking around for his signature.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham are all fighting for his signature according to the Daily Star.

However, The Foxes’ manager, Claude Puel has stated that he plans to ‘build his team’ around Maguire and that he is not for sale. (BBC)

Puel explained “he is a valuable player for us. It is just speculation.”

“He came into Leicester and played and developed and he needs to continue to improve,” said Puel.

“He’s a young player with fantastic attributes, an international player, and it is a good thing to have this player at Leicester.

“He is an important player for us and it is important to give him a good feeling for the future, to build a good team around him and to keep a good ambition for the future.”

Maguire has scored twice this season in the Premier League, against Brighton and Manchester United, also picking up three assists.

It’s clear that Leicester want Maguire to stay but offers from clubs such as Man United would be difficult for Maguire to turn down.

Will Maguire start at the World Cup?

Many England fans are trying to figure out who should start in goal for England at this summer’s World Cup but whoever plays in between the sticks will surely hope that they have Maguire playing in front of them.

Maguire definitely deserves to start for England in Russia and it will be interesting to see how he copes under the pressure if he does indeed start.

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