Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants Leicester City’s Harry Maguire to replace Vincent Kompany, according to reports in the UK.
The City captain has joined Anderlecht as their player-manager and he will need to be replaced ahead of next season.
Maguire is said to be Guardiola’s first choice but supporters on Twitter are not sure he would be the right fit:
Sorry but he is not quick enough, not really good at defense transition, that can cost us
— Jeremy Marcellino (@Jeremymarcelli1) 20 May 2019
We must get dis guy by all means possible
— A R Z KYESUO RASHID (@RKyesuo) 19 May 2019
— ᴛʜᴏᴍᴀs 🦔 (@mistafx) 20 May 2019
He already play along Kyle walker and Jones stones and have good experience in the premier League very physical and always win aerial duals maybe most under rated defender in Europe
— 🇩🇿Zedzilla🇬🇧 (@Zed46070129) 19 May 2019
He’s not good and not sure he can pass that well. De ligt please
— mike (@mdimona14) 19 May 2019
50m seem good deal, but not if Leicester for more
— Pemerhati Buah DURIAN (@LORD_salty57) 19 May 2019
Nooo. This isn’t going to work out and I hope so. We can do better
— »joy victoria» 😁 (@1Joycityzen) 20 May 2019
— Juan Mendoza (@JuanMen37665763) 19 May 2019
Wy not !!!
— JeanCITY10 (@JeanCity10) 20 May 2019
Leicester are reportedly reluctant to sell Maguire. The Foxes are tough negotiators and sold Riyad Mahrez to City for £60m last summer.
It is believed that they may demand in excess of the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk, breaking the world record for a defender.
Manchester United are also long-term admirers of Maguire but it appears City are prepared to hijack the deal.
Guardiola likes to have a left-footed centre-half in the side and Maguire would likely be rotated with Aymeric Laporte who was a standout performer during the treble-winning season.