The English defence has conceded just 4 goals at the World Cup. The nation has surprisingly reached the semifinals of the showpiece event for the first time after 28 years. A part of England’s success story so far at the World Cup is fast-rising star defender, Harry Maguire.
Harry Maguire’s rise is well-documented. He rose through the ranks at Sheffield United and became a first-team regular before joining Hull City for £2.5m few years ago. At Hull, he also blossomed into a good centre half and also made another move following the Tigers relegation last summer for £12m rising to £17m plus bonus payments to Leicester City. He starred at the heart of the Foxes defence, putting in scintillating performances that earned him a place in England’s World Cup squad.
His ball-playing skills coupled with his strong defensive ability are huge assets that make him a good prospective signing for Chelsea. His versatility to play anywhere across the back line and in defensive midfield positions with his composed defensive skill set makes him an ideal fit for Chelsea.
Definitely with his good World Cup showing, he will not be sold cheaply. But he will surely be a good addition to Chelsea’s homegrown quota, and equally be a possible replacement for either of Gary Cahill or David Luiz who are approaching the twilight of their Chelsea careers. Maguire could be another John Terry for the club.
Still a true blue…cheers!