Harry Maguire: Brendan Rodgers says valuation not met for Leicester defender

Ross Houston
July 18, 2019

Maguire has informed Leicester of his desire to leave if the club receive a suitable offer before the close of the transfer window, with both Manchester United and Manchester City leading the way for his signature all summer.

Leicester have been linked with Brighton captain Lewis Dunk should Maguire move on, with the Foxes keen to resolve the future of their star defender by the end of the month.

A deal did not materialise then and the defender signed a new five-year contract in September 2018.

Rodgers did not mention United by name but said a "huge club" were interested in the 26-year-old England centre-back.

Maguire played 45 minutes in Leicester's 1-0 friendly win at Scunthorpe on Tuesday and manager Rodgers spoke about the situation afterwards.

"I really have to add, because I have been in this situation a number of times where it can be very, very hard for players".

"The simplicity is that there is a valuation that hasn't been met yet and until that happens he is very much focused on being a Leicester player", Rodgers is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"Harry is a top-class player".

The Red Devils are reluctant to meet those demands but could increase their bid if they cannot find a suitable alternative to the England global.

Brendan Rodgers emerged first to pleas of: "Tell Harry to stay", which raised a smile from the relaxed Foxes boss.

"Any conversation with me and a player would be private", he added. "I think he's a very good central defender and he has proven himself at the global level as well, but a part of me thought that they would go overseas to fill that role", said Spector.

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