Harry Maguire has played a pivotal role in England’s progress to the semi-final stages at the World Cup. The defender has been fielded in all 4 of their meaningful games as a starter.
England’s back three also comprises of Manchester City players John Stones and Kyle Walker. Having such talent around him has allowed the Leicester man to express himself.
He came into international attention by scoring England’s first goal in their 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarter-final.
As a result of his consistent play, big clubs have reportedly lined offers up for him.
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The betting favourites at the moment are Manchester United and Liverpool, who have odds of 9/4 and 5/2 of signing him over the summer. According to Ladbrokes (via Daily Star), the likes of Manchester City (11/4), Tottenham (9/2), Chelsea (6/1) and Arsenal (8/1) could also be in the mix. Real Madrid (16/1) are fringe contenders as well.
United’s backline is supposed to change a lot this summer. Eric Bailly fell out of favour by the end of last campaign, while Victor Lindelof is yet to display his best play since his Benfica move last summer.
The likes of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are not championship material, and Mourinho will be looking to change his roster.
In Maguire, he may just find the best deal out there, considering the 25-year-old played every minute of the Premier League campaign last season to force his way into Gareth Southgate’s plans.
The center-back joined Leicester from Hull City for £17 million last summer following their relegation to the Championship. He projects as a starter for United right off the bat, possibly alongside Eric Bailly or Victor Lindelof.
Phil Jones, who’s also made the cut for England’s World Cup squad, is yet to see a minute of consequential action. An exit could be on the cards for the ex-Blackburn man.