Manchester United were heavily linked with a deal for centre-back Harry Maguire on deadline day, but Leicester fans on Twitter were absolutely buzzing when the window closed and the 25-year-old was still at the club.
The Englishman played every minute of Leicester’s Premier League campaign last season as the Foxes finished ninth in the table. His composure on the ball and ability to drive forward from the back then earned him a starting spot in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, and Maguire became an unlikely cult hero as England reached the semi-finals.
Valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, Maguire will now line up against United on Friday night for Leicester after the Red Devils missed out on all of their defensive targets.
Leicester also confirmed the signings of young centre-backs Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg and Filip Benkovic from Dinamo Zagreb on deadline day, after also securing the services of West Brom’s Jonny Evans earlier in the window.
Check out some of the best reactions from Leicester fans to keeping their hero below.
Score the winner tomorrow Slabhead 💙 pic.twitter.com/5S6gJXVH2R
— Josh Quigg (@JoshQLCFC) August 9, 2018
Gotta be positive Mark. We’ve added real quality and bolstered important positions. Good blend of youth/experience as you say. We’ve kept Maguire. Ndidi. Silva will be sharper in his 2nd season. Soyuncu/Benkovic were chased by big euro/prem teams. Top draw window for lcfc
— seanuk1 🏴🇬🇧 (@TrueBritforlife) August 9, 2018
Winning the prem must give u some power mind. Lcfc turning down huge offers for maguire fair play. Fair playet to n club. NO AGENT forcing anything n bet he still gives 100% for lcfc @HarryMaguire93
— Andrew Murray (@amuzzy84) August 9, 2018
Absolutely delighted with the transfer window, filled gaps where we needed to with quality players. Keeping Maguire and Vardy’s new contract topped it off! Bring on the new season! 🔵⚽️🦊!! #lcfc pic.twitter.com/uaKdsY9V9e
— Andy Needham 🦊 (@amnthefox) August 9, 2018
We've kept Maguire, N'didi and Schmeichel the spine of our team alongside club Legend Jamie Vardy who has signed a new 4 year deal. Have to say on first looks. That's a quality window for us.
— Keeping it #LCFC (@ItLcfc) August 9, 2018
lcfc look great again. let's hope we get going early doors. vards is the man but maguire staying is huge. let's go !!!!!!!
— Duncan scott (@305016_44) August 9, 2018
— Jamie Snashall (@JSnash) August 9, 2018
2 v highly rated young cb’s signed, Maguire staying and a new contract for Vards. Good day all round. Plenty to be positive about 👍 👏🔥 #lcfc
— Simon James (@Moose022) August 9, 2018