When Harry Maguire first appeared on the scene with Sheffield United and then Hull City, few would have predicted he would be a player likely to become a world-record transfer fee holder for a defender. Deceptively good on the ball and solid in the air, as well as good from a corner, Maguire has been the target of some of the biggest clubs in the English game in recent weeks and months.
However, it now appears more likely than ever that the Leicester City man will be moving to Manchester. Just not Manchester United; the Red Devils look set to lose their man to City instead. The treble winners look to have stole a march on United for the 26-year-old, with a deal as high as £90m being mooted. However, it’s likely that the deal will wind up falling under the record paid for Virgil van Dijk, while Matthijs de Ligt might also help to challenge that record fee this summer.
A good defender and a fine technical player for his size, Maguire would offer power and prowess to the defence for City. With Vincent Kompany gone, it would be something they need to look to add. Having played in 31 league games for the Foxes last year, Maguire looks set to move on to a new club having achieved – arguably – all he can with the Midlands side.
For United, though, it’s another major signing that is going to pass through their hands.