England defender Harry Maguire has signed a new five-year contract with Leicester, the club announced on Sunday.
The 25-year-old joined Leicester from Hull in 2017 and played every minute of their Premier League campaign last season before helping England reach the World Cup semi-finals.
Maguire, who was the subject of interest from Manchester United during the recent transfer window, said on Leicester’s official website: “Ever since I came to this club, I’ve always reiterated how good they’ve been to me.
“They gave me an opportunity to play in the Premier League and built a great platform for me to go and perform at the World Cup, so I thank them a lot. I owe them a lot and I’m looking forward to the future.”
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) September 9, 2018
The contract renewal likely puts the Englishman out of reach of United and any other potential suitors for the foreseeable future, bucking the trend of the departures of the likes of N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez from the 2016 Premier League champions.
© Agence France-Presse (additional edits from Chris Kelleher)