Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has hailed Harry Maguire’s professionalism, admitting that he had no worries due to the reported interest of Manchester United in the central defender.
Man United are hoping to acquire a top-class center-back before the commencement of the 2019/20 season and reports are rife that Maguire is the club’s latest prime target.
Regardless of the reported interest, the player has been calm and played 45 minutes in the Foxes’ 1 nil friendly win against Scunthorpe on Tuesday. Rodgers spoke about the player’s situation after the game.
He said: “There’s a value that hasn’t been met yet and my support is to him. He’s a special player and we want to keep him but, of course, time will tell.
“The other club interested is a huge club but he’s a really good guy.
“I’ve been in this position a number of times and it’s never easy but he’s taken part in everything and hasn’t showed anything other than sheer professionalism. You’ve seen that tonight with the 45 minutes he played.”
When asked if the club had identified any potential replacements ahead of the player’s imminent departure, he replied:
“The club have been very good. If we lose him we’d have a number of targets we’d look at.
“But we’re quite relaxed with him. He’s a top-quality player and no one has come near the valuation of the player to tempt the club to sell.”