Written by Travis Zuellig

Harry Maguire had a very solid World Cup as he partnered John Stones in the heart of the England defense. The Three Lions finished fourth this summer and Maguire was rumored to be on his way out of Leicester City for a bigger club. Instead, he stayed and he explained that he owed it to the Foxes to stay.

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Maguire has really blossomed into a very capable center back in the Premier League. After being promoted with Hull City coming into the 2016-17 season, no much was expected of the English defender who had never made a top-flight appearance. Though the Tigers would immediately drop back down to the EFL Championship, most took note about Maguire’s physically and heading ability.

He moved to Leicester City before the 2017-18 season and was so good in the middle of the Foxes backline, Gareth Southgate called Maguire into the first team for the World Cup last summer. On the biggest stage in the world, Maguire continued to prove that he should belong with others in the top level of football. The England fourth-place finish was incredible and Maguire played in his role in the achievement, including scoring the winner in a 2-0 victory over Sweden in the quarter-final.

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Leicester City basically said he is not for sale and could you blame them? The Foxes are a sustained Premier League side with plenty of talent still remaining in the squad. Maguire is probably going to be the leader of this team over the next half-decade if he stays and that is a nice piece to build for the future.

Written by Travis Zuellig – Courtesy ofAmericanEPLthoughts.com