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2 cheaper defenders Man City should look at other than Leicester City’s 90m Maguire

Harry Maguire has had interest from Man City and Man United this transfer window but the £90 million fee might have put City off.

City wants to strengthen their back four with Vincent Kompany leaving, and it was rumoured that Maguire was one of their biggest targets. Leicester have put out their asking price for the defender and it’s high. 90 million high.

Some are saying it’s too overpriced for the England man, but it’s apparently not put Manchester United off. With City thinking twice about Maguire, there are other options that are cheaper and better value for money. 

Joao Cancelo

Now it has been rumoured that Cancelo is already being looked at by City, and may be moving to the next steps of joining the Manchester side. If this is all true, I think it’s a better option than Maguire. The Juventus star is apparently valued at around 50 million. That would be a cheaper option and if he turns out to be at the standard Pep Guardiola wants, it could be a bargain. 

Virgil Van Dijk

This might seem like high hopes for the blues but he’s proved to be one of the best defenders around. The 27-year-old has said before that he would be open to a transfer if Liverpool were to lose the Champions League final.

We all know that they did manage to beat Tottenham. However, if City were looking at Maguire, they could pay the same amount for Van Dijk and have a better player in my opinion.

He might be tempted with City’s record, I think it’s just the Champions League win that’s keeping him at Liverpool. 

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