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Leicester City Planning A Move For This In-Demand Defender: Perfect Replacement For Wes Morgan?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Leicester City, unlike their last season, are having a pretty dismal season this term and are set to finish outside the top 8 but will keep their place in top flight football in the next season which seemed to be in jeopardy at one point. However, a number of players from their Premier League winning side from last season might depart, including inspirational captain Wes Morgan, during the next summer transfer window.

Speculations are rife that the Leicester captain will be joining newly promoted Newcastle United, as The Toons are in pursuit of players to rebuild their squad and make it worthy of taking on sides like Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and current Champions Chelsea. This has irked some kind of an emergency in The Foxes team management to find a replacement who can fill the void in their defence in case the 33 year makes a move out of the King Power Stadium.

The most probable option eyed by the Leicester team management in order to replace their captain is the Hull City centre-back Harry Maguire. Hull City has already been relegated from the Premier League for the next season and are set to lose a number of players from their current squad as a result of that.

The 24-year-old is one of the most highly rated defenders in the Premier League and is set to make a move out of the KCOM Stadium in the next season. The influential centre-back has been offered a new contract deal by The Tigers but has reportedly denied penning it down. He has one more year left on his contract with Hull City, but there is almost no chance that he will continue to be with them through their Championship campaign in the next season.


Maguire is known for his defensive qualities as well as his towering presence over the opposition players in the attacking third from set piece situations. He also has the ability to keep possession of the ball for a long time and keep the opposition strikers from scoring against his team.

Leicester City is looking desperate to bring in someone younger in their defence as both their mainstay in the back line, Wes Morgan and Robert Huth, are in their thirties and might not play for them for very long. Incidentally, Morgan penned down a new contract after Leicester’s last season triumph which runs till 2019.

Newcastle United’s strong interest in him might lure Morgan away from the King Power Stadium in the next season, and that might be the perfect opportunity for Maguire to retain his place in the Premier League with the Foxes for the new season.

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