Leicester City defender, Harry Maguire has closed the door on a possible move to Manchester United after agreeing to a new five-year contract extension that will keep him at the King Power Stadium till June 2023.
Maguire who shot to the limelight at the Russia 2018 World Cup, became one of the most sought-after player and attracted interest from Manchester United who almost signed him before the closure of the summer transfer window this season.
Leicester City announced the contract extension in a statement on its official website on Sunday after the defender played in England’s 2-1 loss to Spain in their UEFA Nations League game on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.
The statement reads, “Leicester City Football Club is delighted to confirm that defender Harry Maguire has signed a new contract, keeping him at King Power Stadium until June 2023”
The 25-year old joined Leicester from Hull City in 2017 and was voted the best player of the club last season following his stellar performances that also earned him an international call-up where he scored his first international goal against Sweden.
Maguire while speaking with LCFCTV after signing the dotted lines, said the club have him the platform to explore his football career.
“Ever since I came to this Club, I’ve always reiterated how good they’ve been to me.
” They gave me an opportunity to play in the Premier League and built a great platform for me to go and perform at the World Cup, so I thank them a lot.
“I owe them a lot and I’m looking forward to the future,” the Sheffield- born centre-back added.