Reports from Press Association Sport suggest that Leicester City’s bid for Hull City’s Harry Maguire has been accepted. It further claims that the fee believed to be around £17 million has been agreed by the two clubs, with the move to be confirmed by the weekend, although dependent on an agreement of personal terms between the player and the club, and subject to his passing a medical.
Harry Maguire looking to enter the final year of his Hull City contract is likely to be Craig Shakespeare’s first signing, after putting pen to paper on a three-year contract deal last week to confirm his status as the full-time boss of Leicester City.
Leicester were reportedly on the lookout for decent defensive cover as injuries to Wes Morgan and Robert Huth over the course of last season exposed them greatly at the back, due to their lack of depth in defensive positions.
Maguire was decent and showed quality on the pitch for Hull City last season although they couldn’t escape relegation. He was expected to leave the club after their place in the Championship was confirmed.
The 24-year-old Englishman joined Hull from Sheffield in 2014 for a fee of £2.5million, with Sheffield also expected to receive a windfall from the sale of the player, as they inserted a sell-on clause in the deal that confirmed him as a Hull City player.
In Maguire’ first year at Hull, he spent some time on loan to Wigan before contributing in the club’s promotion to the Championship in the following year.