Manchester City set to swoop for Leicester City star: A wise move by Guardiola?

Manchester City are running away with the Premier League title as they have picked up an astonishing 62 points, and it’s only been January. Under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, the blue half of Manchester might not have been exceptional in the previous campaign but they have certainly bulldozed past almost every league opponent this season to make a really strong statement.

The former Bayern Munich boss is keen to impose his superiority not only in the domestic competitions but also in Europe and considering their ambitions, they are perceived to be one of the sides who would make a thorough use of the ongoing transfer window to beef up their arsenal further. As per one of the latest reports by the Sun, Manchester City are in pursuit of prising Harry Maguire out of the King Power Stadium this month.

Maguire’s impressive performance for Leicester City

Maguire moved to Leicester City in the summer of 2017 and has been quite resilient at the back for the Foxes. He has been handed 22 appearances in the top division by the club so far and in the process, he has scored 2 goals and registered 4 assists so far. But he’s a defender, so let’s look at his defensive stats; he has made 1.7 tackles, 1.3 interceptions, 4.6 clearances and 0.7 blocks per game on an average and his quality performances have put him on City’s radar.

The 24-year-old emerged through the youth ranks of Sheffield United and was eventually promoted to their senior side. After a fine spell with the Blades, he moved to Hull City before being lured by Leicester City.

The Citizens are ready to dish out a transfer fee of £50million to acquire his services. With Kompany in the twilight of his career, City need someone who has the complete package and Maguire has certainly shown that with his tackling and reading of the game.

The English international has the adequate amount of experience of English football as well and it would be an astute move by Manchester City if they manage to make him move to the Etihad Stadium this month. Though City have a few defenders in Otamendi, Stones, Mangala and Kompany, not all of them are reliable. Maguire would be a risk, but so was Stones when he signed and Guardiola has done a fantastic in getting the best out of him.

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