Newcastle Miss Out On 24 Year-Old £17M Transfer Target

Newcastle United were linked heavily with Hull City center-back defender Harry Maguire earlier this year, but in the last several weeks we have not seen much news of Newcastle trying to sign the 24 year-old.

The news in the Hull City Mail is that his transfer to Leicester for £17M will be announced today and if that happens it’s another target we have been linked with this year who will not be arriving at Newcastle.

But we wonder if that fee, which is about £5M more than was mentioned some weeks ago put Newcastle off and they thought there was better value elsewhere?

24-year-old Harry Maguire signing for Leicester today

The 24-year-old had an excellent season for Hull City last term, even though they were finally relegated and we always thought he would have fitted in at center-back for Newcastle very nicely.

Harry has shown he is a good player in the Premier League and the center-backs we have been linked with recently – like Florian Lejeune and Ruben Semedo, who eventually signed for Valencia, have never played in the Premier League.

Maguire is a very good player who is a no nonsense center-back and extremely strong in the air.

In a poll we put out several weeks ago (May 19th) on some center-backs we had then be linked with, Harry came out top of the poll but the central defenders at that time did not include Lejeune or Semedo.

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With Harry now moving to Leicester City we wonder if Wes Morgan, Leicester’s captain, who has been strongly linked with Newcastle will be arriving soon on Tyneside?

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