Man City Leading Man Utd in Harry Maguire Transfer Odds
Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire is again set to be the subject of transfer speculation this summer and the odds suggest Manchester City and Manchester United are set to battle it out for his signature.
Fresh from reports that City have made Maguire one of their top targets to replace the departing Vincent Kompany, the Premier League champions having been installed as 7/4 favourites with Betway to bring the towering centre-back to the Etihad Stadium.
United, who are planning on a major rebuild at Old Trafford this summer following a disappointing campaign, have held a long-term interest in Maguire and were strongly linked with the defender last summer following his success with England at the World Cup.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bring in a new central defender and Betway are 5/1 that United beat their 'noisy neighbours' City to Maguire's signature.
Tottenham come next in the betting for Maguire's potential next club and are as short of 6/1 with most major bookmakers and best priced 8/1 with BetVictor that the Champions League finalists will bring the 26-year-old to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season.
‘Hole in City’s Defence’
“Vincent Kompany’s departure has left a hole in the centre of Manchester City’s defence and it looks as if Pep Guardiola has turned his attentions to signing Leicester’s Harry Maguire,” said Betway’s Alan Alger.
“The Premier League winners are the clear favourites at 7/4 to sign the England centre half, with Manchester United and Tottenham their closest pursuers.”
Tottenham's London rivals Chelsea are an 8/1 shot to sign Maguire despite the club having a transfer ban hanging over them during this summer's transfer window.
Arsenal, who like Manchester United are in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer are also available at 8/1 with BetVictor to sign Maguire and as big as 25/1 elsewhere amid reports that their transfer budget could be limited if they don't qualify for next season’s Champions League via the Europa League final.
Liverpool, who spent £75million to sign Ballon d’Or contender Virgil van Dijk in January 2018, are 12/1 to sign Maguire and pair the Englishman with Dutchman van Dijk in what would likely be the most expensive central defensive partnership in world football.
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