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Anything over £80m and I’d sell.

 

Our top class new training facility is costing £100m and we have replacements waiting to step in his position.

 

That said, I do think he’s more important for our game than many realise as he so often breaks lines for us and moves us up the pitch from the centre of our defence.

 

One thing that does annoy me is how the media fall over themselves to help sell the best players outside the top 6 (and often for unjustifiably low fees when you look at the market). Happened with Mahrez with little lines here and there like ‘£40m-rated winger’ and it’s now a top story on BBC Sport that Manchester United “may be interested in Maguire again”.

 

Last time I checked, that shouldn’t be a news story for the BBC and instead is simply conjecture/gossip/speculation. Makes you wonder who’s helping who out by placing these stories so prominently...

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Every player has a price, and £75m is £25m more than I thought we’d get. Sell, sell, sell.

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£75m+ and we would still have Evans, Benkovic, Morgan and Soyuncu, plus the Academy lads. Could nearly pay off the training ground in one go lol

 

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7 minutes ago, Freeman's Wharfer said:

Our top class new training facility is costing £100m

It’s being forgotten that some of that is funded by the selling of Belvoir Drive

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Seriously ffs, imagine if we sign Youri and lose nobody, what a statement that would be, it would absolutely show this club means business, I think that's worth a hell of a lot more. If it was real Madrid or barca fine but man utd are in the crap, why are we so keen to let our player join them, cmon, this season coming is our season. 

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27 minutes ago, Cardiff_Fox said:

It’s being forgotten that some of that is funded by the selling of Belvoir Drive

Is it up or sale ?? Not sure if King Power own all of the site ??

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4 hours ago, TheUltimateWinner said:

If that's true, whatever the outcome I don't see it as a massive negative. Either he stays and we have Englands best defender on our books or we get a massive payout...

Agreed. I'll be glad if he stays but at this point, I don't think he owes us anything. We've had one good and one decent year out of him and stand to make a huge profit.

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4 hours ago, UniFox21 said:

 

 

Isn’t he just regurgitating what has been said in the press a few days before 

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19 minutes ago, splinterdream said:

Seriously ffs, imagine if we sign Youri and lose nobody, what a statement that would be, it would absolutely show this club means business, I think that's worth a hell of a lot more. If it was real Madrid or barca fine but man utd are in the crap, why are we so keen to let our player join them, cmon, this season coming is our season. 

Would losing Harry and making £75m plus hinder that? 

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43 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

Would losing Harry and making £75m plus hinder that? 

I'd say it's possible based on his contribution to the team. Benkovic and Soyuncu might not be of the same standard but they are untested on a regular basis. I also think people underestimate how important Maguire is for the way we've started to play. His dribbling/passing ability is rare in a cb and gives us another dimension. Saying all that, the other two could be a revelation and we get 75mil...not an easy decision for the owners. 

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2 minutes ago, srex9 said:

I'd say it's possible based on his contribution to the team. Benkovic and Soyuncu might not be of the same standard but they are untested on a regular basis. I also think people underestimate how important Maguire is for the way we've started to play. His dribbling/passing ability is rare in a cb and gives us another dimension. Saying all that, the other two could be a revelation and we get 75mil...not an easy decision for the owners. 

Maybe the dourness of last season has made me more critical of individuals at the club but I felt that Maguire seemed to be at the thick of a lot of the defensive mistakes we made last season. His positional awareness was at times laughable and he turns as if he's shifting a wardrobe. I wouldn't be against keeping him but for the sums being banded around we'd be getting much more than he's really worth

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33 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

Would losing Harry and making £75m plus hinder that? 

Of course it would. Losing our best defender will weaken us by definition. Keep our best players and a couple of quality additions will have us challenging for top 4/6 like all proper Leicester supporters should want.

 

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1 minute ago, Blue Fox 72 said:

Of course it would. Losing our best defender will weaken us by definition. Keep our best players and a couple of quality additions will have us challenging for top 4/6 like all proper Leicester supporters should want.

 

'proper Leicester supporters' lol this forum sometimes! 

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26 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

Maybe the dourness of last season has made me more critical of individuals at the club but I felt that Maguire seemed to be at the thick of a lot of the defensive mistakes we made last season. His positional awareness was at times laughable and he turns as if he's shifting a wardrobe. I wouldn't be against keeping him but for the sums being banded around we'd be getting much more than he's really worth

No I'd agree with you there. I think he has a mistake in him but I'd say most cb's do. It's a high pressure position these days but I'd normally be confident in Harry when he has the ball. A lot seems to run through him.

 

Positional stuff can be worked on, but could a lot of that be down to him constantly changing partners? Im probably being too kind.

 

I think every sum is crazy these days but I suppose that's the market now! 

 

We'd also be selling to a potential rival next season if we're looking to kick on. Would much rather he went to Man City as much as it pains me to say. 

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Just now, srex9 said:

No I'd agree with you there. I think he has a mistake in him but I'd say most cb's do. It's a high pressure position these days but I'd normally be confident in Harry when he has the ball. A lot seems to run through him.

 

Positional stuff can be worked on, but could a lot of that be down to him constantly changing partners? Im probably being too kind.

 

I think every sum is crazy these days but I suppose that's the market now! 

 

We'd also be selling to a potential rival next season if we're looking to kick on. Would much rather he went to Man City as much as it pains me to say. 

It could be. Although the likes of Van Dijk seems to make his centre back partner look world class. Gomez looked brilliant at the start of the season and then Lovren and Matip suddenly looked solid alongside him. 

 

His distribution is fantastic and is quite frankly better than most midfielders in the league at times but first and foremost what I want from my centre backs is to be rock solid and hate conceding goals. 

 

As I say I won't be gutted if we don't sell but I do feel a club of our size wouldn't be able to turn our noses up at £75m+. I know we ain't skint but that's a hell of a lot of money for a replaceable asset

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zzzzzzzzzzz ...    he’ll still be here at the start of the season ...   

 

And we’ll have Tielemans ....     and a couple more ....   

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24 minutes ago, srex9 said:

I'd say it's possible based on his contribution to the team. Benkovic and Soyuncu might not be of the same standard but they are untested on a regular basis. I also think people underestimate how important Maguire is for the way we've started to play. His dribbling/passing ability is rare in a cb and gives us another dimension. Saying all that, the other two could be a revelation and we get 75mil...not an easy decision for the owners. 

I saw Soyuncu play 1 game and it was enough for me to know that he's much better with the ball then Maguire. He was excellent at Huddersfield Town. 

Now is the time to cash in on Harry. It's all on Brendan now.

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IF we are to sell Harry & the club bring in a replacement I just hope we don’t spunk a load of it up the wall on an average signing. Spend around £25/£30m on someone like Lascelles or Jonathan Tah then class, spend £30/£40m on Tarkowski/Dunk then its poor business imo.

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The training ground isn’t affected by FFP boundaries so I’m not sure that comes into selling players in any real fashion as our owners have the capital to front that without problem, the loan is just the most efficient way of offsetting the expenditure.

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It really is unbelievable that Man Utd gave Phil Jones a four and a half year contract not that long ago. Who were they scared of losing him to? A bricklaying company based in Salford?

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no one picking up on Harry hinting that he doesn't want to leave? 

 

Saying he is grateful for us showing faith in him and signing him from relegated Hull. I don't think he is going anywhere this window, and I am happy with that.

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4 hours ago, Guybino said:

no one picking up on Harry hinting that he doesn't want to leave? 

 

Saying he is grateful for us showing faith in him and signing him from relegated Hull. I don't think he is going anywhere this window, and I am happy with that.

Players with good agents (and a modicum of intellect) are adept at saying the right things nowadays.......unfortunately it generally means little unless you piece together the whole jigsaw.

 

if Harry has been told that it’s extremely unlikely that anyone will meet our asking price (which would have happened a while ago) then he would be expected to make the right noises .....(eg - urging madders to hang around. At the time he made that comment there were no real links for him, yet within a week, the press were full of yanited’s interest).  It’s worth noting that much of the ‘hot info’ you hear or read in the msm is out of date and when trying to join up the dots with other stuff (perhaps from Percy or ITK’s on here) it isn’t easy!

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