Tottenham Set for 3-Club Summer Transfer Battle As Leicester Set Defender’s Price at £50m

​​Tottenham have reportedly entered into a three-club race to sign ​Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, who has been valued at a whopping £50m.

Manchester United and Arsenal are thought to be battling with Spurs to sign the England international, according to ​The Sun.

The report claims that Leicester have already rejected two verbal offers for Maguire – thought to be over £40m – as they bid to keep hold of the 25-year-old. However, if the chasing clubs agree to splash out to secure the defender, the Foxes could have no choice but to let him depart the King Power stadium this summer.  

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The Foxes are thought to be hoping that a good shift at the World Cup could allow them to rise Maguire’s price tag to three times the £17m that they paid Hull City for him last summer.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly sees Maguire as a possible replacement for Toby Alderweireld, who has failed to agree terms for a new contract with the north London club, and has not appeared for Spurs in the ​Premier League since he returned from injury at the beginning of the year.

However, Pochettino has already revealed how ​he plans to get his business done before the World Cup kicks off, to avoid performances in Russia altering a players value. Therefore, if Leicester are insisting on holding off until the conclusion of the tournament, a deal could be off the table.

If Alderweireld was to depart Spurs in the summer, Maguire could be an option to replace the talented centre-back. However, Alderweireld’s experience and ability will be near impossible to match, and the north London club would ideally keep hold of the 29-year-old. 


Meanwhile, 21-year-old Davinson Sanchez has already made that spot his own in the Belgians absence, so unless Pochettino reverts back to a three man defence, Maguire could find himself as a back up rather than first choice if he were to make the switch to Spurs.​​


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