Leicester City defender Harry Maguire is destined to affix a big club within the close to future amid reported curiosity from Manchester United, in keeping with Riyad Mahrez.
The 25-year-old has been one of many stars of England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals, the place they have been overwhelmed in extra-time by Croatia in Moscow.
Reports on Friday have linked Maguire – who scored his first Three Lions purpose within the win over Sweden – with a £50m move to Old Trafford.
And Mahrez, who this week accomplished his move to Premier League champions Manchester City from Leicester, believes his former teammate deserves a move to a ‘higher’ club.
‘He’s an excellent participant,’ he informed the media upon his unveiling as City’s sixth summer season signing.
‘Since the day he came to Leicester, the season he had last season as well, it doesn’t shock me to see him succeeding on the World Cup.
‘Of course he deserves to play higher. But Leicester is a good club as well, so it’s him, he’ll need to resolve and see.’
Maguire has featured in each one in every of England’s six World Cup video games and established himself as first alternative below Gareth Southgate after a collection of commendable shows.
The reward of a beginning berth within the three-man England defence comes after being an ever-present for the Foxes throughout their Premier League marketing campaign, enjoying each minute of the season as Claude Puel’s aspect completed ninth.
But whether or not Leicester will be capable of hold maintain of Maguire past the top of the summer season transfer window, which runs till 9 August, stays to be seen.
His menace at each ends of the sector coupled together with his skill on the ball has not gone unnoticed and former Germany worldwide Michael Ballack feels he has been the stand-out performer in Russia.
‘His excellent performances are another example of Gareth Southgate’s optimistic teaching,’ the ex-Chelsea man stated.
‘He could have gone with the safe option of Gary Cahill’s expertise in that place however he selected Maguire and has been rewarded for it.
‘England didn’t have an excessively troublesome path to the semi-final however they’ve overcome each impediment they confronted with some stable performances.
‘In their victory over Sweden, they showed a lot of stability and awareness. The body language was positive, and even the younger and less experienced players were not overawed by the occasion.’
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