Why Manchester City must sign England sensation Harry Maguire
Pep Guardiola and Manchester City enjoyed a fantastic season as they ran away with the Premier League title. Their record-breaking march towards the trophy was certainly one for the history books.
Pep’s Cityzens became the first club to amass a total of 100 points in a 38-game season. They also broke numerous other records over that time, some of which were made more than 10 years ago.
Now, Guardiola must make a strong title defence next season, but in order to do so, the former Barcelona manager should make a few additions to the club. The club have already wrapped up a deal for Riyad Mahrez but are reportedly in the race for signing in-demand Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.
The centre-back had an impressive season with the Foxes in the Premier League and has carried that momentum into the World Cup. England may have crashed out of the World Cup but Maguire’s performances were truly impeccable.
He got on the scoresheet with a headed goal against Sweden, with the Three Lions winning the game 2-0 against the Swedes. The goal was Maguire’s first international goal and his emotions were crystal-clear after the final whistle.
Maguire is being touted to replace Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, who has endured an injury-ravaged couple of seasons with the club. The Belgian centre-back is one of the Premier League’s finest defenders, if not for his persistent injury troubles which often keeps him out of the starting XI.
The 32-year-old was only able to muster a total of 17 appearances for the club last season as he watched on from the sidelines for the majority of the campaign.
Harry Maguire, on the other hand, played didn’t miss a single minute of Premier League action for the Foxes. He played every single one of their league games and was a dominant presence at the back. The 25-year-old scored 2 goals and provided 4 assists as well. He is a constant threat from set-pieces with his aerial prowess is unrivalled.
Maguire has plenty of years ahead of him and he would be a great signing for Manchester City. Though the defender only joined the Foxes last year from relegated Hull City, it would be hard to decline the chance to work with a manager of Pep Guardiola’s calibre. Hence, City should sign the in-form defender if they are to defend their title next season.