New Maguire Contract a Huge Boost for Leicester
Leicester City fans will be delighted to know that Harry Maguire has signed a new five-year contract with the club. He has played a key role in their success over the past couple of years, as well as being an important figure in England's success at the recent World Cup. At just 25 years old, there is every chance that there is, even more, to come from Maguire, and Leicester now have him under contract for his prime footballing years. This is a big move for them and an intent that they want to regularly finish in the top half of the table and challenge for a European spot.
It was no surprise to see clubs interested in Maguire this summer after his fantastic performances for England at the World Cup. Manchester United became the front runners but couldn't get a deal done with Leicester as The Foxes stood firm on their valuation of the player. That meant Maguire began the season with the club and after signing a new contract it is clear that he is happy with them, and more than happy to stay for the foreseeable future. Some would call it a bit of a coup for Leicester to get Maguire signed up for so long despite interest from some of the biggest teams in the league, but sometimes if a player likes where he is playing and the situation he is in it can count for a lot, and that appears to be the case here.
On the field, Leicester will be able to field a good, strong defence with Maguire at the heart of it. The top half of the table will be their aim from now on, and the possibility of bagging a European place is not too far away for them. After winning the Premier League in what was one of the biggest ever footballing shocks, the ship looks as though it is beginning to steady for The Foxes, and it may be time for them to kick on again.
Leicester 2/1 for Bournemouth Away Trip
After the international break, Leicester return to Premier League action on Saturday with an away trip to Bournemouth. They are 2/1 to win the game and keep up their pretty good start to the campaign, while the home team have been installed as favourites at 11/8. The draw can be backed at 23/10 and this wouldn't be such a bad result for Leicester, who would more than likely take a point away from home.