New Hull City defender Harry Maguire ready to step up

Harry Maguire new Hull City defender

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Defender Harry Maguire insists that he is ready to make the leap from League One to the Premier League after signing a four-year contract with Hull City.

Tigers boss Steve Bruce has been fighting for the 21-year-old all summer and he eventually completed the switch from Sheffield United on Tuesday.

Maguire, who is a product of the Blades youth academy, believes that he is prepared for the huge challenge ahead with the prospect of playing regularly in the Premier League and the Europa League.

The England under-21 international was unveiled at the same time as fellow new recruit Andrew Robertson as Bruce looks to add further depth to his squad ahead of their first European campaign.

The defender admits that Bruce played a huge role in tempting him to join the club and he hopes to learn from the former Manchester united captain.

Maguire said: “I know it’s a massive step but it’s one I’m ready for.

“I’ll be playing against some of the biggest players in the world but I wouldn’t make the step if I didn’t think I could cope with it.

“The gaffer being here is a big influence for why I chose this club. He was a great player in his time and played in my position really well.

“I’m sure throughout the season I’ll be learning a lot from him and he can make me into a very good player here.”

Hull are priced at 2.62 to win their season opener when they travel to take on newly promoted QPR, who are available at 2.44 to claim victory.

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