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Leicester the focus for ambitious Maguire

England defender Harry Maguire admits he is ambitious but fully focused on playing for Leicester City at the moment.

The 25-year-old's star is very much on the rise and, after a solid season with the Foxes last term and a superb World Cup in Russia, seems to have nailed down a regular England spot.

Having started his career with Sheffield United, the centre-back ended up at the King Power Stadium in the summer of 2017 via Hull City and a loan spell at Wigan Athletic.

It has been a meteoric rise for the Yorkshireman, with suggestions that he might be on his way to a bigger club sooner rather than later.

Manchester United were linked during the summer but although Maguire clearly has thoughts on bettering himself at some stage of his career, he wants to repay the faith that Leicester put in him before making any decision on his future.

"I want to concentrate fully on Leicester this year," he told the Premier League Show. "See where it takes the club and see where we go from there.

"The platform they gave me to go and play at a World Cup is something I'll never forget, so it's a big part of me wanting to show something back.

"Yes, definitely it would be a difficult one (decision to leave), I'm an ambitious player. If you're not an ambitious footballer, you're in the wrong game really."

He added: "Everyone wants to play at the top level, everyone wants to play in the biggest tournaments in the world, so obviously the Champions League is one."

Punters hoping to use a free bet might fancy Maguire to help Leicester record a top-10 finish this season and end the Gunners run of nine successive wins.

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