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Rose says Pochettino wanted Maguire before he left Hull

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

Danny Rose has revealed that former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wanted to sign Harry Maguire when he was still at Hull City.

Maguire became the world's most expensive defender of all-time when he joined Manchester United from Leicester City last summer, but it seems the England star could have followed a different route had former Spurs boss Pochettino had his way.

The former Sheffield United player originally got his Premier League breakthrough in Hull City's last season in the top flight, before being snapped up by Leicester, where he developed into a fully-fledged England international.

And it was while at Hull that Tottenham first became aware of his potential, only to miss out on his signing.

Spurs defender Danny Rose, currently on loan at Newcastle, told the Lockdown Tactics podcast how the move could have come about.

"We played Hull at White Hart Lane and I think we won 2-0 or 3-0, I think Brucey (Steve Bruce) was manager, and straight away our gaffer was all over Harry," he said.

"I think they were in for him. Once Poch had taken a liking to him, I started to notice him straight away."

- TEAMtalk media

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