If Harry Maguire decides to leave Leicester City this summer, they will need a replacement and here at the Football Manc Cave think they have started their planning.
I think it’s safe to say that Maguire has probably had the most headlines in this transfer window. With Man United and Man City constantly back and forth in trying to turn the defenders head, and have a change of teams.
It’s looking like the Foxes are holding out for around £85-90 million for their centre back. The ultimate decision does come down to Maguire though and if he fancies a change this summer. If so, Leicester will need to do some recruiting.
Now it looks like James Tarkowski could be in the running. Here are a few things comparing the two defenders…
Both players are 26 years old. Although, it could be argued that Maguire has done more with his footballing career, and we’ve probably already seen him at his best. Maguire has also had 20 England caps compared to Tarkowski’s 1 appearance. If the Burnley man does take the place at Leicester City then being at a bigger club could be beneficial to him. Giving him a bigger spotlight and he may even be looked at by Southgate and his scouts.
That brings me onto this point. Being at a club like Leicester or any top flight team will surely bring out the best in the 26-year-old. I don’t think we’ve seen him at the top of his game and I could be wrong, he may be a flop or underwhelming for the Foxes. This will all depend on Maguire’s future and the fact that the Burnley player still has a few years left on his contract with the club.
Let’s say Maguire decides to go for a different club this summer and Leicester receive their full asking price of around £90, think of the profit Leicester will gain. With Burnley’s asking price said to be around £40 million, it could be a bargain. However, a lot of fans are saying that even the £40 million mark, is way too much money for Tarkowski. However, this fee could just be either rumours or an amount that has been set to put clubs off the defender.