Maguire has shown he can make a step up from Leicester City

As reported by The Daily Mirror, Manchester United are interested in signing Leicester City defender Harry Maguire this summer.

What’s the story?

After another disappointing Premier League season at Old Trafford, the Red Devils are expected to be busy again in the transfer market this summer as they look to assemble a squad that Jose Mourinho can mould into title-challengers.

One area needing significant improvement is the centre of defence and it seems that the Portuguese manager is already assembling transfer targets in the position.

The Mirror report that United are interested in signing Leicester City’s Harry Maguire, with Mourinho said to be hugely impressed with his form for Leicester City this season.

The paper reckon he is rated at around £35m and that the Red Devils are lining up a summer bid to bring him to Manchester.

Is he good enough?

It’s always difficult to know for certain if a player is ready to make the step up to one of the top six sides in the English Premier League, but Maguire is certainly one of the most impressive defenders outside of those clubs.

Helping Leicester to eight clean sheets this season, he’s helped deliver points against the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur with strong rearguard displays, also helping the Foxes draw against United themselves back in December with a goal.

A strong tackler who is also comfortable playing the ball out from the back, he would fit in well to Man United’s system.

With the likes of Chris Smalling losing form and confidence at Old Trafford, bringing in fresh blood like Maguire wouldn’t be the worst idea, especially as he seems to be improving all the time at 25 years of age, rather than regressing.