Man United enter race to sign star World Cup defender but Tottenham are the favourites

Manchester United are in the race to sign England centre-back Harry Maguire, according to bookmakers Betfair (h/t Daily Star).

The 25-year-old has been excellent for England during the World Cup and is also being linked with Tottenham. The bookmakers claim that United are 6/1 to sign the Leicester City defender, however, Tottenham are the favourites to get Maguire at 5/2.

Leicester did have a decent season last time around as they finished 9th in the Premier League and Maguire is 4/9 to stay at the Foxes next season.

The 25-year-old played every single minute of the Premier League campaign for the Foxes and scored a couple of goals along with 5 assists too.

It is not surprising to see him get linked with a move to some of the bigger clubs in England, given his recent performances. Leicester only signed him at the start of last season after Hull City were relegated from the Premier League and was one of their best players last time around.

The 25-year-old would certainly be a good signing for us as he would provide a lot of competition to the likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and even Eric Bailly.

Prying him away from the Foxes could see us end up spending a huge amount of cash, especially if England progress further in the World Cup.

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The Three Lions are set to face Sweden in the quarterfinals on Saturday and if Maguire plays to his best, the Swedes will have a difficult time in breaking down the English defence.

  • Leslie Crawford

    Every player has his price,and if he wanted to go there is no point trying to keep him.You only want players who are happy to play for your team,and if Man Utd offered to double his wages and offered him CL football you can’t blame him.So the better he plays at the WC the more money you will get and he could be replaced easily enough.If Leicester aren’t a selling club,why did you let Kante and Drinkwater go to Chelsea and not replace with similar quality?

    • Kev

      Nope….no player is bigger than our wonderful club.
      As shown with Mahrez..we put them down!
      Kante had a release clause…otherwise he would have been with us for 4 more years.
      Drinkwater was never worth £35m and Chelsea are trying to offload him.
      Its not about the player its about being a FOX.
      if they sign for us that means they leave when we say so…never before!
      Like it or don’t sign for the City!

    • Kev

      Oh in addition…the club formally refused to sign any player that insisted in inserting a release clause into their contract.
      Player power simply cuts no ice at Leicester!