English Premiership

Maguire respects Foxes' decision to keep him

Harry Maguire (Getty Images)
Harry Maguire (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire says he respects the club's decision to hold on to him amid reported interest from Manchester United.

The 25-year-old impressed for England at the 2018 World Cup, which drew the attention of the Red Devils, but the Foxes had no intention to sell their star defender and held on to him throughout the transfer window.

Maguire was not disappointed that Leicester opted to keep him, and insists he is happy to play for the Foxes this season.

"I want to be on the pitch, whether it is for someone else or for Leicester," said Maguire.

"There was always going to be interest over the summer after the team doing so well in Russia but the owners reiterated I was not for sale and I respected their decision.

"They gave me the opportunity to play for this club, such a good club on the rise and I respected their decision. My mind has been fully on Leicester since then.

"I've been really impressed since I came back. The people brought in seem to have fitted in really well and I think we'll only get better.

"I'm an ambitious player and I think we have a really good, talented squad. If we stick together, we can be a real force this year."

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