We’ve watched a few of the Hull City games this season and the player who has impressed us the most is their center-back Harry Maguire, who is not only a good defender but good from corners and good moving forward from defense with the ball.
So it was good to see the Sun report today that not only are Newcastle interested in signing Harry in the summer but we are the front-runners for him.
Harry Maguire – Hull City center-back
Harry was born in Sheffield and started his career at Sheffield United and came through their Youth system before joining Hull City in 2014 for £2.5M.
The 6ft 2ins defender played 166 times with 12 goals in both the Championship and League One for the Blades.
Since he’s been at Hull City he’s played 65 times with one goal and this season he has made 24 appearances for the Tigers and is a regular starter for the side.
Newcastle will be bringing in at least one new central defender this summer and maybe Harry is the one – if so he is certainly Premier League ready.
He’s looked a good player and maybe Rafa can make him into a top center-back if he does arrive at Newcastle this summer?
The Sun is reporting that Maguire is keen to leave the Tigers in the summer, after he has been looking for new and improved terms.
The Sun says he is very keen to join Newcastle United and Rafa Benitez.
They report the deal will be pushed through for about £12M once Newcastle are certain of promotion from the Championship.
Harry also has good leadership skills, which is another positive that has attracted Rafa to the Yorkshireman.
He is 24 years old today, yet he has already played 246 games with 14 goals, so he’s played a lot of football already in his short career.
And again it seems Rafa is moving for English players who know English football game well.
Maguire has played once for the England U21 side and some big clubs are said to be after him, but Rafa is leading the chase.
We think this lad would be an excellent signing for us.
What do you think?