Despite constant links with the two Manchester clubs, Leicester’s club captain says the England defender hasn’t had his head turned
Leicester City star Harry Maguire has not been affected by links to Manchester United and Manchester City, insists captain Wes Morgan.
Maguire has emerged as a target for Manchester neighbours United and City, with the Red Devils reportedly the favourites to sign the England centre-back.
Leicester have rejected two bids for Maguire, who has been thought to be valued at £80 million ($100m) by the Premier League side, as the 26-year-old’s future continues to dominate headlines.
Amid the transfer rumours, Leicester defender Morgan said in-demand team-mate Maguire has not changed.
“He has been the same Harry that we know and love,” said Morgan.
“You can see in the games he’s putting 100 per cent effort into everything he does and his quality has been there for everyone to see.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future but for now he’s still a Leicester soccer professional and we enjoy having him here. He’s said nothing.
“There’s going to be speculation because he’s a top-class soccer professional who has done well at international level. Big teams are going to take an interest and that goes for many of our top players. People want our best players and he has been one of them.
“In training, it’s the same old banter, the same old training. He’s part of Leicester so we just treat him the same.”
While it has been thought that Maguire has been keen on a move, it has been also understood that his club are unwilling to sell him for anything less than what they see as an acceptable price.
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In the prime of his career and with four years left on his contract, Leicester are under no pressure to sell and are in a strong position when it comes to negotiating a fee.
Maguire joined Leicester from Hull in 2017 and has gone on to play 69 Premier League games for the club, making his England debut along the way and establishing himself as a popular member of Gareth Southgate’s squad.
He played 32 times in all competitions last season, contributing three goals to the Foxes’ cause.