Harry Maguire

Leicester unlikely to replace Harry Maguire if he leaves – Sky

Maguire’s time in Leicester

Harry Maguire has spent the past two years honing his craft in the English top-flight with Leicester City.

The Foxes are believed to have paid around £12m for the Englishman.

Maguire has featured 76 times for Leicester, scoring five and assisting three in those fixtures.

The 26-year-old showcased perhaps the most impressive form of his career, though, with England.

Maguire was one of the standout performers for England as they reached the 2018 World Cup semi-finals in Russia.

GUIMARAES, PORTUGAL – JUNE 09: Harry Maguire of England controls the ball during the UEFA Nations League Third Place Playoff match between Switzerland and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on June 9, 2019 in Guimaraes, Portugal. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Maguire to Manchester United?

However, it is being reported that Maguire has now told Leicester that he wishes to leave the club this summer.

According to Sky Sports, Leicester will only let Maguire leave should they receive a world-record fee (for a defender) for him.

The current world record for a centre-back transfer is Virgil van Dijk’s £75m Liverpool switch.

Sky claims that both Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in Maguire’s signature, with United leading the race, after offering £70m earlier in July.

While Brendan Rodgers’ side do seem open to selling Maguire, it doesn’t look as though they will be replacing him.

Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett would originally tweet that Leicester have no immediate plans to replace Maguire:

Then, a report from Sky’s website claimed that if Maguire does depart, the club will not look to replace him, and instead give Filip Benkovic and Caglar Soyuncu more chances.

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