Leicester are confident that they will be able to keep Harry Maguire at the club after the defender signed a new five-year deal at the club.
Maguire had been a target for Man United during the Summer, but no move transpired. The former Hull and Sheffield United defender had a breakout performance at the World Cup, impressing many with his defensive play.
Speaking ahead of Leicester’s game against Bournemouth, Leicester boss Claude Puel said that Maguire’s new contract was good for the Foxes, and that it was unlikely the player would leave so soon after signing it.
The Frenchman said, via the Leicester Mercury:
I don’t know the details. I can only say that it is a good feeling for all the club and for our fans. This signing shows the ambition of the club, the owners. Very good for the future.
After every season, there can be some moves. Not just Harry, but all the players. He signed a five-year contract. It is not in my mind, or his, to leave the club after one season.
Leicester reportedly wanted over £75 million for the defender in the Summer, with Maguire only joining the Foxes last season for £17 million from relegated Hull City.