According to Sky Sports, Leicester City have rejected an offer from Manchester United worth £70m for centre-back Harry Maguire.
The report adds that Leicester’s position is they have no desire or need to sell the defender and would only consider a bid in excess of the £75m world-record fee paid by Liverpool to Southampton for Virgil van Dijk.
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Nobody blames The Foxes for trying to get themselves the best deal possible, but we were already talking crazy money for Maguire when the £70m bid was placed.
They’re taking the biscuit now, although the offer being rejected could be blessing in disguise if it means United will start looking elsewhere for a defender.
Maguire isn’t the best defender out there and no way he is worth anywhere near £70m. It’s a joke to put him in the same sentence as Van Dijk.
Credit to Leicester if they can convince a club to pay that amount for Maguire, though it’s time for the Reds to step away and look to another player on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wish list.