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.