Harry Maguire talks about his club future amid Manchester United link
England international Harry Maguire has said that that he is ‘really happy’ with Leicester City, although he refused to rule out a big-club move. The 25-year-old was one of the key performers for England at the recent World Cup and he has since attracted from Manchester United, who are aiming to bolster their defence for next season.
Speaking to The Sun, Maguire admitted that he is grateful for the opportunity with the Foxes but refused to rule out the option of pursuing a bigger challenge elsewhere, he said: “Every player wants to play at the highest level. I’ve just come back from playing at a World Cup, where I really enjoyed the high pressure of the games. It was something that I really thrived off. Leicester have been unbelievable to me and I’m really happy there but I’m also an ambitious player and everyone wants to play at the top.”
Maguire has made immense progress since his time with Sheffield United four years ago and he is now one of the frontline starters for England. As such, he is bound to attract the attention of some of Premier League’s elite but the Foxes could yet restrict his sale during the ongoing transfer window.
The east Midlands outfit have already shown that they can play hardball over negotiations after prolonging Riyad Mahrez’ exit until this summer but the same could imply to Maguire, should any suitors fail to match their asking price. According to reports, United could make an offer worth £65m for the Englishman but the move depends on them offloading at least one of their current centre-backs.
Ignoring Jose Mourinho’s signings, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo are in the danger zone for the summer and the latter appears the more likelier to leave Old Trafford despite signing a new contract only four months ago.