Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has spoken positively about Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and added that most clubs in the Premier League would consider signing the centre-back, according to a report published by talkSport.
The comments of the Bluebirds manager comes after Matej Vydra of Czech Republic issued a poor assessment of the defender and even claimed that he is a weak-link of the England national team while speaking ahead of the Czech Republic’s Euro 2020 qualifier against the Three Lions on Friday.
Leicester star Maguire was one of the stars of England’s 2018 World Cup campaign as Gareth Southgate’s side exceeded expectations and advanced to the semi-finals of the competition in Russia. The performances of the 26-year-old even led to him being linked with a move to Manchester United.
Maguire has so far made 26 appearances for Leicester in the Premier League this season and scored three goals in the process, but he has struggled to maintain the type of consistency which he showed during the last two seasons and which led to him being selected to be part of the England squad.
He is however yet to reach the peak of his career and he can re-find his touch if he continues to train hard. Warnock even has admitted that he had his doubts about whether Maguire would make it to the top while watching him play at former club Sheffield United.
“From his days at Sheffield he’s just improved everywhere he’s gone,” Warnock said on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“I must admit, I didn’t think he’d go that far at the time because I thought his pace would let him down, but he’s just been fabulous.
“You can’t tell me that not many clubs in the Premier League who would want to snap him up if he became available tomorrow.
“Good luck to him. He’s been a credit to everybody.”
Maguire looks to have a big role to play for England moving forward and this may make it difficult for Leicester to hold onto the defensive star.