Leicester City enjoyed a relatively productive summer with 7 new players arriving at the club in deals worth more than £103 million combined, but a recent report from the Daily Telegraph suggests they could be set to complete further positive deals in the coming weeks.
Indeed, the report claims that Leicester are looking to quash speculation linking Harry Maguire with a move away from the club by offering him improved £75,000 per week terms, with the club hopeful of reaching a conclusion to negotiations by the end of this month.
Meanwhile, the same report claims that Wilfred Ndidi is also in talks with the club over a new deal after impressing in Leicester’s central midfield since joining from Genk in January 2017.
Following a summer of speculation which consistently linked Maguire with a move to Manchester United, there’s no doubt that the latest reports arrive as fantastic news for the Foxes faithful.
Maguire has rapidly established himself as a pivotal cog in the Leicester machine and he continued to demonstrate the extent of his rapid development on the international stage with his performances in Russia during the World Cup.
Leicester are at a crucial stage in their development where they need to keep hold of their best players to avoid becoming another selling club such as Southampton, and Maguire’s decision to put pen to paper on a new contract will certainly help them to avoid falling into that trap.
As for Wilfred Ndidi, he has been simply brilliant since arriving at the club and thoroughly deserves a new deal.
With Manchester City widely believed to be in the hunt for a new midfield anchor, it’s the perfect time for Leicester to tie Ndidi down and stave off interest from the Premier League champions who could well be monitoring his development as the season progresses.
Naturally, new contracts are not always enough to deter interest from outside the club, but they will enhance a feeling of solidarity within the dressing room and naturally boost the stock of the players in question.
The post-Mahrez era is going to be an interesting one for Leicester to navigate and it’s important they keep their other indispensable talents, such as Maguire and Ndidi, committed to their futures at the King Power to give themselves the best possible chance of challenging for Europa League football this season.
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