Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Puel Not Concerned With Maguire Rumours

Puel Not Concerned With Maguire Rumours

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has said he has no concerns that centre half Harry Maguire is being linked with Manchester City this January window.

Sky Sports have released a piece saying that they understand Pep Guardiola is an admirer of Maguire, with City known to be on the search for a centre back this window, but Sky don't believe he is to be targeted during January - they are just staying aware of his progress.

In any event Puel believes it can only be 'a good thing' because it means clearly that Maguire's performance are being noticed and that means he's doing well for us and the player himself should use it as motivation to do even better.

Having come in from Hull City over the summer for £17million, the 24 year old has since broken into the England squad and he seems to be going from strength to strength.

'I think it is a good thing to have some players like that with speculation in the transfer window. This shows we have a good player. That is a good thing. It is a young player signed only this season for us. He has improved and he continues his hard work in the training sessions. He needs to continue this work with us.'

Puel also used the interview to restate that he wanted to keep Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani despite the speculation linking them with moves away this window.

He did however concede that some players would move on.

'We will see for some players if they need or want more game time. I think it is important to get a good balance in the squad. It is a question of respect and to keep them with a good attitude and with good ambition in the squad.'

Another player subject to speculation is Kelechi Iheanacho who has been hit with injury following his £25million arrival from Manchester City over the summer, but he has struggled to impress when fit but Puel remains hopeful for the future when it comes to the youngster.

'Iheanacho is a young player, he signed this season with us and we have to develop him and I hope he can have more game time in the second part of the season.'

Vital Leicester on: facebook

Vital Leicester on: twitter

Bloggers

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:SvensAmbition
Date:Thursday January 11 2018
Time: 5:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Leicester City Articles

Instant Reactions - Leicester v Watford (20/1/18)

Following today's clash between Leicester City and Watford, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Leicester City v Watford

All the stats from Leicester City (2) vs (0) Watford, King Power Stadium, 20/1/18 Att: 31,891

Leicester v Watford - Follow On Twitter - 20-1-18

Leicester are at the King Power Stadium with Watford the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Vital Preview - Premier League - 20th-22nd January 2018

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 20th-22nd January.

Leicester City Archived Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel0%
Amartey0%
Dragovic0%
Maguire50%
Chilwell0%
Mahrez0%
Ndidi50%
James0%
Albrighton0%
Okazaki0%
Vardy0%
Sub - Gray0%
Sub - Adrien Silva0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.ANDY18021
Vital Football Comment