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Hull City Defender Harry Maguire Could Be In Line For Huge Career Move

Hull City Defender Harry Maguire Could Be In Line For Huge Career Move

Tottenham Hotspur appear to be making central defence a priority for when the summer window rolls around.

Spurs have been linked with two English defenders playing in the Premier League in Burnley's Michael Keane and Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson and now there's a third name to throw into the mix.

According to Peter O'Rourke, who is ESPN's transfer correspondent and cites sources from Hull City, Spurs are considering a summer move for defender Harry Maguire.

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Maguire has been one of the top performers for Hull this season and has reportedly been monitored by Tottenham scouts on a regular basis.

The 24-year old, who has captained Hull on a number of occasions under Marco Silva, also has experience of playing in a back three - which is of huge benefit to Mauricio Pochettino given that it is his preferred system at present.

Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertongthen and Eric Dier are the three first-choice central defenders, though Spurs do not have great depth in central defence beyond that.

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And the consensus is that Spurs see Maguire as a better option than fellow England defenders Keane and Gibson.

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He is coming towards the final year of his contract at the KCOM and it is in Hull's best interest to cash in on him this summer, especially if they are relegated.

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If Maguire does end up signing for Tottenham, it would be a huge career move for a player who was playing League One football with Sheffield United not too long ago.

He has made 33 appearances in all competitions this season.

Spurs fans, would you welcome the signing of Maguire or do you think the club should be aiming higher with their targets?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Topics: Harry Maguire, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, Hull City

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