Rodgers May Not Buy Maguire Replacement

Rodgers May Not Buy Maguire Replacement

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers may decide not to buy a replacement for Harry Maguire if the centre-back leaves this summer. Maguire is the subject of interest from both Manchester United and City but so far neither club have come anywhere near paying the Foxes’ asking price for the England international, which is widely believed to be £80million.

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If either Manchester club makes an offer of that amount, Leicester will not stand in the centre-back’s way and he will be allowed to depart this summer but it is by no means certain they will receive an acceptable bid. If Maguire was to go, it was expected Rodgers would delve into the transfer market to find a suitable replacement and Brighton’s Lewis Dunk and Burnley’s James Tarkowski have both been linked in recent weeks.

However, fresh claims suggest the Northern Irishman is relaxed about the situation and even if Maguire was to go he may decide to utilise players already in the squad at the King Power Stadium to fill the breach. Wes Morgan and Jonny Evans are both experienced Premier League centre-backs and are likely to feature in the 2019-20 campaign, while Rodgers also has Filip Benkovic, who he worked with while in charge of Celtic last season when he was on loan there, and Caglar Soyuncu as central options.

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