LECIESTER CITY TO GET MAGUIRE FROM HULL
Premier League side Leicester City are set to land Hull City defender Harry Maguire this summer.
The move is expected to be confirmed later this week if the player agrees personal terms and passes medicals.
Both sides have reportedly agreed that the deal should cost £17 million as the player is set to enter the final year of his deal. Craig Shakespeare recently agreed terms with the Foxes management himself to remain at the King Power Stadium for the next three years. He looks to revamp the team that lifted the Premier League title last year.
Injuries to central defenders Robert Huth and Wes Morgan affected the team last term so Shakespeare is looking at adding a top player as back up. With the relegation of Hull City to the Championship, Maguire was rumoured to be exiting the team. He was impressive for the Tigers all season.
The defender joined Hull from Sheffield United for £2.5 million. United are expected to get a share of the 24-year old’s resale based on the clauses in the agreement when Hull signed the player. Maguire helped Wigan in his first year at Hull City while on loan before the joined the Tigerswho earned promotion to the top flight.
Leicester City could release some players this summer as other teams are linked with more players. After their triumph in 2016, the team struggled to find their rhythm that ended in title winning manager Claudio Ranieri sacked. They salvaged themselves before the season ended but there is pressure to avoid relegation in the forthcoming term.