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Riyad Mahrez: 'Harry Maguire deserves to play higher'

 Mahrez: 'Maguire deserves to play higher'
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Riyad Mahrez says that former Leicester City teammate Harry Maguire, who has impressed for England at the 2018 World Cup, "deserves to play higher".

Riyad Mahrez has said that former Leicester City teammate Harry Maguire "deserves to play higher".

Mahrez played alongside Maguire at Leicester last season, but sealed a long-awaited move to Manchester City earlier this week.

Manchester United are now being linked with a £50m move for Maguire, who has impressed for England at the 2018 World Cup.

Mahrez has branded Maguire "a very good player", and has suggested that Leicester will find it difficult to keep hold of the 25-year-old.

"I have always believed that 'H' (Harry Maguire) is a very good player, he has shown that since the day he came to Leicester and the season he had last year," Mahrez told reporters.

"It doesn't surprise me to see how he has done at the World Cup. Of course he deserves to play higher but Leicester are a good club as well, so it's him who has to decide and we will see."

Leicester paid Hull City £17m to sign Maguire in last summer's transfer window.


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Leicester City defender Harry Maguire in action during a Premier League match against Burnley in April 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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