Maguire attracting keen eyes from Spurs, Everton & Southampton

According to the Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur are among a number of Premier League sides who apparently have an interest in the services of Hull City’s Harry Maguire.

What’s the word?

As stated within their report, those on Hotspur Way have been casting keen eyes over the gargantuan defender of late as Mauricio Pochettino looks to introduce more strength in depth to his rearguard ranks. Still, the Lilywhites are supposedly not the only interested party, with Everton and Southampton also said to be monitoring proceedings on Humberside.

Why the interest?

Well, for Spurs in particular, the 23-year-old can operate as a back-up to the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Toby¬†Alderweireld, who have both suffered injuries over the course of the campaign. Since moving from Sheffield United, the 23-year-old has become a major part of the Tigers’ defence, impressing under Marco Silva of late.

Able to operate in either a back four or a back three, the former Blade seems to be enjoying life under Silva, really coming to the fore against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge back in January…

Elsewhere, with defensive frailty proving sewing motifs for the Saints and the Toffees this term, he would represent a solid enough long-term investment.

Could it happen?

The Star indicate a ¬£15m deal, though it’s unclear as to whether or not that is what supposedly interested clubs would be willing to pay, or if that’s what those at the KCOM Stadium would be asking for.

Either way, that sort of figure represent a very doable deal for all three suitors claimed to have an interest in this story. Maguire is out of contract on Humberside in 2018 and, with rumours already swirling, he could feasibly look to leave should Hull succumb to relegation.

The club have previous for selling their best players with the likes of Mo Diame, Jake Livermore and Robert Snodgrass all departing over the course of the last two transfer windows, so Maguire leaving surely wouldn’t be too much of a shock.

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