Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has handed Manchester United a major transfer blow after the 26-year-old opted for a summer transfer to city rivals Manchester City.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Mail which claimed that the Leicester City centre back prefers a move to Premier League champions Manchester City.
Harry Maguire is a long-term transfer target of Manchester United who tried to sign him during last summer’s transfer window but failed to secure a move for the former Hull City and Sheffield United star.
Manchester United wanted to sign him shortly after his heroics for the England national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
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Harry Maguire has been at Leicester City for two years since his £17m move from Hull City in the summer of 2017.
Premier League champions Manchester City want to sign the England international as a replacement for outgoing club skipper Vincent Kompany.
The Manchester City is expected to take over as the player/manager at former club Anderlecht in Belgium after leading the Citizens to an unprecedented domestic treble.
The Citizens might also need a second centre back with Nicolas Otamendi attracting strong interest from Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.