Harry Maguire is the subject of transfer speculation from both Manchester Clubs and while he would be a welcome addition to Manchester United’s backline he wouldn’t necessarily improve Manchester City.

According to former defender Micky Gray they already have a top class defender in John Stones and City should stay loyal to a player who according to Gray has more quality on the ball and extra pace (Manchester Evening News).


Manchester United had a £70million bid for Maguire rejected and it has been reported that both clubs would have to go as high as £90 million to get their man.

If United do get Maguire it would certainly end the spell of one of either Smalling or Jones who would certainly be surplus to requirement.

Both players have lost their England places to both Stones and Maguire and some would argue they are way below the quality of central defender a club like Manchester United need.

On the other hand if Manchester City can complete a deal for the England international he will be competing with his Three Lions colleague John Stones for a place in the team, with Aymeric Laporte considered City’s first choice central defender now.

Harry Maguire could give Pep Guardiola a welcomed selection headache next season but his quality would certainly bolster the squad.

The MEN have reported that the Blues have made the Leicester City defender their top target to replace Vincent Kompany, but a deal will be difficult if Leicester don’t budge their demand of around £90million.

Leicester are certainly under no pressure to sell and may hold on to their player if Brendan Rogers can convince him to be patient and see what another season could bring.

It must be nice to have options but surely Maguire would go to the team who are currently Premier League Champions rather than be part of a unstable might of the former power house of Manchester United.


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