ARSENAL signing Harry Maguire from Leicester would be a great acquisition for the club.
That is the view of ESPN FC pundit and former Gunners midfielder Stewart Robson, who thinks that his composure on the ball would suit Unai Emery’s style of play.
Maguire has been linked with a move away from the King Power in recent months with his stock rising since the World Cup last summer.
The former Sheffield United man was one of England’s top performers in Russia, netting a goal against Sweden in the quarter-final.
Soon after he was heavily linked with Manchester United but remained firm in his wishes that he wanted to honour his contract at Leicester.
Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers would not be keen on selling the 26-year-old, who is key to his project at the club.
The Gunners are in the market for a centre-half as their defensive problems continue but the quality of player they can attract will depend on whether they are involved in the Champions League next season.
Emery’s men narrowly missed out on the top four last weekend but are still in with a chance of making it into next year’s competition should they win their Europa League final against Chelsea on May 29.
This would free up extra funds to spend on players this summer and Maguire could then be a possibility.
“I think he would be a hit”
And Robson thinks that he would be a great fit for Arsenal boss Emery.
“He has done quite well this year for Leicester although his injury problems have halted his progress a little,” he told ESPN FC.
“But he is a player that is as good as anybody on the ball coming out from the back in the Premier League.
“I think he is a good defender and is good in the air as he proved int he World Cup.
“I think he would be a good fit at Arsenal because Unai Emery started to try and play out from the back at the start of the season but then realised that one or two of his players could’t do it but Maguire can.
“I think he would be a hit but I am not sure that he will come to Arsenal.”
However, Maguire could cost north of £70m should Leicester decide to sell.
Manchester United reportedly had a £75m bid turned down after the World Cup and his price-tag is unlikely to be much less than that now.
It remains to be seen how much money Arsenal will have to spend this summer once the Europa League final has been played.