Major Man Utd target hints that £75million move could be back on

Date published: Friday 19th October 2018 11:29 - Robert McCarthy

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Leicester defender Harry Maguire has opened the door to a potential move to Manchester United in the future, insisting it would be “difficult” to turn them down.

The England stopper has emerged as one of the top centre-backs in the Premier League, since his move from Hull in the summer of 2017, and was one of England’s stand-out performers as they reached the World Cup semi-finals in Russia.

That form saw United make a big effort to land the 25-year-old over the summer, only for Jose Mourinho’s men fail to meet Leicester’s £75million valuation of the player.

Maguire has since penned a new five-year contract at the King Power Stadium, but admits it would be difficult decision to turn down some of Europe’s big clubs if they came calling.

He told BBC Sport: “Yes, definitely it would be a difficult one. I’m an ambitious player. If you’re not an ambitious footballer, you’re in the wrong game really.

“Everyone wants to play at the top level, everyone wants to play in the biggest tournaments in the world, so obviously the Champions League is one.”

Despite all the talk over his future, the former Sheffield United star felt that he owed Leicester for making him grow to a level where he could star for his country.

He added: “I want to concentrate fully on Leicester this year. See where it takes the club and see where we go from there.

“The platform they gave me to go and play at a World Cup is something I’ll never forget, so it’s a big part of me wanting to show something back.

“Since I made my debut at Sheffield United I felt like I could step on and climb the leagues. Signing for Leicester, they gave me a great platform to go and play for England as well.

“My main aim is to be playing week in, week out in the Premier League and to get picked for England. However, I do want to win trophies. I want to win trophies with my country and I want to win trophies at club level.”


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