Maguire trophy target hints at frustration for Man Utd in summer market

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The Leicester defender is among those said to be registering on Jose Mourinho's transfer radar, but he is looking to land silverware with the Foxes

Harry Maguire has suggested that he is ready to ignore interest from the likes of Manchester United by stating a trophy ambition at Leicester.

The 25-year-old has seen his reputation rocket this season, with a man who was playing League One football at Sheffield United in 2014 now an established Premier League star.

He suffered relegation with Hull City in 2016-17, but secured an immediate return to the top tier with Leicester and has flourished with the Foxes to earn senior England recognition.

Maguire is also said to be attracting interest from afar, in particular Manchester rivals United and City, but the £35 million-rated talent has hinted that he will be spending next season chasing down silverware at the King Power Stadium.

“I look back at the start of the season when I had a few options in where to sign and I’m delighted with my choice,” the highly-rated centre-half said in the Leicester Mercury.

“I’ve come to a great club, with a great set of fans, who believe in me ever since I’ve come to the club, so I’m thankful of that. I’m lucky to be at this club and hopefully I can continue to push on up

“Every year first and foremost, we want to stay in the Premier League. We feel like we’ve got enough ability to stay in that comfortably now, so we need to start to look up, rather than down.

“Next season, I think the aim is to beat the points tally that we finish on and we need to go on a cup run and hopefully bring some silverware back to the club and give the fans something to go out with happy.”

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Maguire may be planning long-term at Leicester, but his situation could soon change.

Interest in his services is likely to build heading towards the summer transfer window, while a strong showing at the 2018 World Cup with England will bring more suitors to the table.

Gareth Southgate is expected to take the Foxes star with him to Russia, with his cap haul taken to four after making his debut in October 2017.

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