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.
Maguire to Manchester United?
However, it is being reported that Maguire has now told Leicester that he wishes to leave the club this summer.
Sky sources: Harry Maguire has told Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester teammates that he wants to leave the club this summer.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 15, 2019
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:
Been told #lcfc have no immediate plans to replace Harry Maguire if he leaves for #mcfc or #mufc. Club and Rodgers don’t see value in market for defenders right now eg #burnley Tarkowski, #bhafc Dunk, and want to give Soyuncu and Benkovic opportunities alongside Morgan and Evans.
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) July 16, 2019
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.