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Leicester City ‘keen to bring Manchester United’s Harry Maguire back to the club on loan next season’


Leicester City ‘keen to bring Harry Maguire back to the club on loan next season’, four years after selling him to Manchester United for a world record £80m…with England’s central midfield desperate for more game time.

Leicester City are said to be eyeing a ‘homecoming’ loan move for Harry Maguire next season.

Maguire – who moved to the King Power Stadium from Hull City for £17m in 2017 – has been a huge success for the Foxes, making 76 appearances over two seasons and developing into a talisman at the heart of their defence.

He was sold to Manchester United for £80m in 2019, making him the most expensive defender in the world.

However, despite initially impressing at United and being appointed club captain, Maguire has struggled to get game time under Erik ten Hag, making just five Premier League appearances this season.

The 30-year-old – who netted £63m when he left Leicester – is likely to move from Old Trafford in the summer, and according to the sunHowever, the Foxes are keen to re-sign him on a loan deal.

Leicester City are eyeing Man United defender Harry Maguire on loan

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Maguire spent two years with The Foxes, before joining United for a world record £80m in 2019.

The report notes that the defender left East Midlands on good terms four years ago, with Maguire leaving with the club’s blessing, while still popular with fans.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers considered the 54-cap England international the man to help level their leaky defence, which has conceded 49 goals in 28 Premier League games this season – the third-worst tally in the Premier League and a major factor in that. Dismal position in the bottom three.

However, Rodgers’ sacking on Sunday afternoon, in the wake of Saturday’s loss to Crystal Palace, could turn things around.

Maguire also has fond memories of his time with Leicester, but has been linked with top clubs in England and across Europe.

Rodgers has reportedly looked at other defensive targets such as Odilon Kosuno at Bayer Leverkusen, but a Maguire move would be his priority.

The defender’s contract expires in the summer of 2025 meaning the loan deal will work for all parties, but United are likely to try to get any club to cover his entire salary to soften the financial blow they are being dealt – which could pose a problem for Leicester.

Maguire will be in dire need of regular matches before Euro 2024 next summer, as he remains an essential part of coach Gareth Southgate’s team despite his lack of play this season.

In fact, he broke into the Three Lions squad while at Leicester and played two full matches against Italy and Ukraine during the international break last week.

The 30-year-old will be keen for a regular next season ahead of Euro 2024 next summer as he remains an important part of the England squad under Gareth Southgate.

The 30-year-old will be keen for a regular next season ahead of Euro 2024 next summer as he remains an important part of the England squad under Gareth Southgate.

Maguire has come under heavy criticism over the past few years but has recently defended the contribution he has made to this campaign.

He said: “Obviously I haven’t played as much this season as I would like to, but for my team I feel like I’ve done really well this year.

I know people obviously look at me when I’m not playing but when I did I think in the last eight or nine games for Manchester United we’ve won.

I don’t remember losing a game to Manchester United, it should be the third week of the season. So my influence is still there.

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