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Newcastle United to face competition for Maguire’s signature

Newcastle United will be in the chase to sign Hull City defender Harry Maguire this summer, reports the Chronicle.

What’s the word?

Now that Hull’s relegation to the Championship has been confirmed, there is likely to be a scramble for Maguire’s signature.

Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton are believed to be among the Premier League clubs keeping tabs on the defender’s situation.

The Chronicle claims that Newcastle are also in the hunt for Maguire, who has one year left on his contract at Hull but is likely to look elsewhere now that the Tigers have dropped to the second tier.

Maguire, who is valued at just £2.13m by transfermarkt.com, has made 29 Premier League appearances this season and has contributed with two goals and two assists.

Do Newcastle have a genuine chance?

Of course. Maguire’s main priority will be playing in the top flight and that is something that Rafael Benitez can offer after he guided the Magpies to automatic promotion.

He will also have a decent opportunity of cementing a regular starting spot, which he may struggle with at other clubs.

At Tottenham Hotspur, for example, Maguire will be down the pecking order due to the tight partnership between Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.

A sticking point for Newcastle, though, is likely to be financial-related as the elite Premier League clubs can offer Maguire a much better wage packet.

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