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Leicester City manager Claude Puel is confident defender Harry Maguire won’t be leaving the club anytime soon.
The English international had been the hottest prospect in the summer transfer market as Manchester United had looked into the possibility of bringing the defender to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils saw their effort rejected by the Foxes as the latter were hoping to cough up in the tune of £75m. Maguire decided to focus on his club career rather indulging in the transfer business and the club rewarded him with a brand new five year contract which ensured his stay at the King Power Stadium till 2023.
The 25 year old is expected to play a much larger role this season as Puel will be expecting to better their last season finish. The former Southampton manager said, “The most important thing for me is to continue to work with him and develop him and his team-mates.
“After every season, if there will be other things, we will see.
“Not just Harry, but all the players. He signed a five-year contract. It is not in my mind, or his, to leave the club after one season.”
Puel also added he is unaware of the details of the contract. “I don’t know the details of his contract.
“I can only say that it is a good feeling for all the club and for our fans. This signing shows the ambition of the club, the owners and for the fans it is very good feeling for the future.
“For the squad also – we kept our best player and it is a good thing to continue to improve. Harry knows his quality and importance for the club. He played very well all the time for the national team.”