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Leicester to Sign Harry Maguire

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Is he actually any good? I've never been convinced tbh but nonetheless, that's a snip in this day and age. 

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3 minutes ago, Teso Dos Bichos said:

Bargain? Average/decent player, perfect fit for LCFC though. 

yes. in this market, a bargain. 

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He's pretty decent. Only 24 so Leicester are buying a player who hasn't even had his 'peak years' yet. Definitely an upgrade on Morgan but not quite as good as say Michael Keane. Added bonus that he's played a year in the top flight so you know he can handle it at this level. Leicester would have been hard pushed to find much better without paying nearer to £20m for them, at least from fellow Premier League clubs anyway.

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He's a decent player, got exposed a few times in games against us but nothing you can't iron out. 

Bringing out from the back probably one of his best attributes if that's how Leicester are gonna go next season. 

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18 minutes ago, HK85 said:

He's a decent player, got exposed a few times in games against us but nothing you can't iron out. 

Bringing out from the back probably one of his best attributes if that's how Leicester are gonna go next season. 

This is one of the main things for me. 

In Huth and Morgan we have 2 players who are predominantly old school and just happy to hoof it out. While this is sometimes the best thing to do in certain circumstances, I do like the fact of how composed he can be on the ball. 

And as Lucas says, he's young and yet to reach his peak. I think we've done very well here to only bag him for an initial £12m. 

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Having faith in caretakers sometimes lead to extraordinary things....

 

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42 minutes ago, Teso Dos Bichos said:

They gave up any chance of success a few months ago. February 23, 2017 to be exact. Got rid of a winner for a freaking caretaker 

a 'freaking caretaker' that has been at the club for more years than many others xD 

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Ranieri was winning relegation last srason.

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23 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

Why do people still reply to Teso? xD

Just giving him what he wants.

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2 hours ago, Teso Dos Bichos said:

They gave up any chance of success a few months ago. February 23, 2017 to be exact. Got rid of a winner for a freaking caretaker 

Yeah you're right actually. I suppose we did give up on our chance of lifting the Championship trophy this season.

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Fair enough deal all round, think Leicester will be a good move, not the pressure of a bigger club (couple had been linked) and he will get straight in the first team. 

Not sure it can be classified as an 'absolute bargain', as if Hull have been had off, it's a lot of money for a centre back who may or may not make it past the midtable Prem mark.

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2 hours ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Fair enough deal all round, think Leicester will be a good move, not the pressure of a bigger club (couple had been linked) and he will get straight in the first team. 

Not sure it can be classified as an 'absolute bargain', as if Hull have been had off, it's a lot of money for a centre back who may or may not make it past the midtable Prem mark.

wasn't meant to be any disrespect to Hull or the way they handle their business. More as a comparison to the rate players get bought for these days

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Yeah given the amount some players are going for I'm happy with £12mil + add ons for Maguire. A solid first signing of the summer when it's confirmed.

Been tracking him a long time. Pearson supposedly wanted him when he was at Sheff Utd. We do tend to have targets we stick to for years and eventually sign. Vardy a good example.

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Good deal for all parties in my opinion. Maybe not so much Hull but this is what you have to expect when you get relegated.

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6 hours ago, Cicero said:

Having faith in caretakers sometimes lead to extraordinary things....

 

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Wasn't he fired within like a year?

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Lovely. Fair play to Rudkin as well. Hoping they've learnt from last year.

Another centre half, a right back, a central midfielder, number 10 and possibly a forward to follow, hopefully.

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4 minutes ago, Dan said:

Lovely. Fair play to Rudkin as well. Hoping they've learnt from last year.

Another centre half, a right back, a central midfielder, number 10 and possibly a forward to follow, hopefully.

Given we bid for Jonny Evans as well, I wonder if we're going 3 at the back as a main formation?

I'd only get a RB as back-up to Simpson. Think there's another year in Simpson left and he really shone last season. 

 

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1 minute ago, Stan said:

Given we bid for Jonny Evans as well, I wonder if we're going 3 at the back as a main formation?

I'd only get a RB as back-up to Simpson. Think there's another year in Simpson left and he really shone last season. 

We'll sign another centre half I'm sure. Could well be but who knows. Will know more when the friendlies kick off.

Simpson is under-rated as a defender, very rarely makes a mistake. But he is very limited going forward. Could well rotate right backs based on who we're playing.

If Simpson got injured, who would play there? We haven't ever replaced De Laet.

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I think it's a great signing. I remember him playing for Sheffield United in the 2011/12 season and I was impressed with how vocal and composed he was for his age. So seeing him push on with Hull City, especially over the last two seasons, seemed expected.

Once again he's joined a team that will be good for his development. Is he likely to spearhead them in to the top six any time soon? No. But would he looked out of place as a squad player at most of those top six teams? Not at all. Leicester City have invested in somebody good enough to start for them whose at a good age to still progress and could be at the club for a very long time. It's a great addition.

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3 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Move to United seems to be picking up 

other than rumours this morning i.e. paper talk, where's it picking up?

I've heard £50m which is a pittance. Should be double that.

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2 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

:rofl:

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I'm not sure the World Cup is really a good indicator of the defensive ability of any of England's defence, they were never properly tested until the last game and they were pulled apart. Not singling out Maguire, Stones was more culpable then he was but the top clubs should keep their money on Maguire for at least a while, he left us as a solid Premier League centre back but I'm not sure he's evolved beyond that just yet.

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7 hours ago, Stan said:

other than rumours this morning i.e. paper talk, where's it picking up?

I've heard £50m which is a pittance. Should be double that.

To think @Dan absolutely slated me for spending £25m in three years time on Football Manager. Absolute disgrace the way your clubs fans value their players.

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You laugh Cannabis but he's flavour of the month. It's the perfect time for someone to pay well over the odds for him. I'm not saying I'd pay over £50mil but I bet someone would.

We won't sell him this summer. I'm absolutely sure of that. We showed that you won't bully us easily regarding Mahrez and Maguire's far less likely to leave than he is anyway - he's happier here than Mahrez, has had the most productive year probably of his career here, it might be a little bit soon for him. I can see him going next summer although we won't sell both Mahrez and Maguire in the same month. He's evens to stay here on SkyBet if you fancy it.

I can see him being our captain this season.

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Stones went for £50m? Van Dijk for £75m? See no reason Maguire can't go for £50m. He's a centre back who doesn't really have to worry about losing his pace that much cos he doesn't have much of it, is 25 and can go for another 7 years at least before he declines.

I think he needs a season of football where he's performing to the same level he's just done for England, but if he does that then £50m will be easily achievable and Leicester should push for more. Him being able to play out from the back inflates his price as well, just needs to be consistent defensively now.

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