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Puel eager for Maguire stay amid Manchester United links

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 24 Jul 2018

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Reported Manchester United target Harry Maguire should stay at Leicester City to continue his development, Claude Puel has said.

Maguire was relegated from the Premier League with Hull City a year ago but has since become one of the division’s most in-demand defenders.

United have been linked with the centre-back, who starred for England in their run to the semi-finals of the World Cup, although Leicester are reportedly trying to convince him to sign a new contract.

And Puel, who also hopes to keep Denmark’s World Cup star Kasper Schmeichel, thinks staying at King Power Stadium is the right move for 25-year-old Maguire.

“It is important for Maguire to continue for Leicester,” said Puel.

“It is a good feeling. If our players are interesting a lot of clubs it is because we are recruiting well and doing good work. It is important we continue this.

“When we welcome players back from the World Cup, I hope we can give them the opportunity to continue advancing their ambitions and perform in the Premier League.”

Maguire’s former Leicester team-mate Riyad Mahrez, though, has suggested the defender should follow him through the exit door.

“Of course he deserves to play higher but Leicester is a good club as well, so it is him that will have to decide,” said Mahrez, who joined Premier League champions Manchester City this month for a reported £60million fee.

While Maguire and Schmeichel have been tipped to leave Leicester, the club have signed former Norwich City defender Louis Ramsay.

The 20-year-old confirmed the move in a social media post.

 

A new chapter…  Happy to sign for Leicester City FC #LCFC

A post shared by Louis Ramsay (@rxmsay) on Jul 23, 2018 at 9:50am PDT

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