Harry Maguire eyes long Leicester future


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Centre-back Harry Maguire says Leicester City are a “big club” and he wants to remain a part of the plans at the King Power Stadium for the foreseeable future.

Leicester forked out a reported £17million to sign Maguire last summer from Hull City and the new arrival has already established himself as a first-team regular.

The towering defender has been an ever-present in the Premier League this season and his impressive performances have also seen him become a part of Gareth Southgate’s England plans.

He made his international debut when starting in the 1-0 away win over Lithuania in a 2018 World Cup qualifier last year before earning two more caps against Germany and Brazil in friendlies.

Interest in the 24-year-old is said to be extremely high and it is claimed Manchester United are weighing up a summer offer as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his defence.

However, Maguire appears to have dismissed rumours of a possible exit after revealing it is his desire to help the Foxes push on to the next level.

“I knew when I joined Leicester it was a big team, a big club in the Premier League,” he said.

“We have got a good owner who wants the club to move forward and upwards, instead of looking below us.

“I know the club is on an upward curve and, hopefully, I will be a part of that for the future.”

Leicester welcome struggling Stoke City to the King Power on Saturday and the hosts are firm 1.75 favourites to pick up all three points. The draw is priced at 3.75 while the Potters are 5.00 outsiders.

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