Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are set for a £22 million summer battle in their bid to secure Hull City defender Harry Maguire, according to the Daily Mirror.
The highly-touted 24-year-old, who has reportedly decided to leave the Tigers following the Yorkshire club’s Premier League demise, has impressed this term with a number of fine performances throughout his 36 appearances in all competitions.
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However, the Sheffield-born centre-back now has a decision to make between Spurs and the Toffees, who are both keen on the former England under-21 international as they prepare for European football next year.
Tottenham scouts have closely monitored Maguire over the course of this season, recommending the rising-star to boss Mauricio Pochettino as a suitable for replacement for Kevin Wimmer, who has failed to establish himself at the North London club following the Austrian’s transfer from German side Cologne in 2015.
Whereas Blues manager Ronald Koeman has shown interest in the Hull defender due to first choice target Michael Keane appearing on boyhood-club Manchester United’s radar, as well as city rivals Liverpool, who are also keen with their need to recruit at the back.
The 24-year-old will have the opportunity to remain a Premier League player this summer, however faces the choice between consistent game-time at Goodison Park alongside Europa League football, or join a Champions League side, but potentially struggle for a starting spot with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen sure to retain their places next term.