Leicester City defender Harry Maguire looks to have firmly put this summer’s Manchester United transfer saga behind him.
The England international have given an insight into how the saga played out this summer amid plenty of talk that his fine form at the World Cup could earn him a mega-money move to a bigger club.
United then circulated Maguire while making it clear manager Jose Mourinho was searching for an upgrade at centre-back. Other names such as Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina and Diego Godin were also mentioned in numerous reports.
The Metro report that Magure was one of the Reds’ targets, with an asking price of around £65 million which is the cost of a top defender nowadays.
However, he is also quoted in the report as stating that he was told the Foxes wanted to keep him and he had several reasons for being happy to remain at the King Power Stadium instead of agitating for a move to Old Trafford.
Do you believe him?
‘I spoke with Leicester after a bit of interest from clubs, and they reiterated that I wasn’t for sale and I respected that decision,’ said Maguire.
‘They gave me an opportunity to play in the Premier League, when I had just been relegated with Hull. They gave me that opportunity and it is a club I am really enjoying my time at. I am playing week in and week out which is important to me.
‘They have given me the platform to play at the World Cup so I feel I owe them and I respect that decision. Now I am looking forward to the season.’
Leicester are currently ahead of United in the Premier League standings in 8th but share the same amount of points (6). The difference, of course, is we have a -1 goal difference, which may have been fixed with a better defence.