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Neville thinks City missed a great opportunity by not signing Maguire

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According to the former footballer, the Citizens will regret the opportunity to sign youngster Harry Maguire during the summer transfer window.

During the summer transfer window, Manchester United signed Harry Maguire for £80 million.

And according to former English Premier League footballer Gary Neville, missing the chance to sign the youngster will prove to be costly.

“If Laporte is out for a long period of time, I think it will cost City points,” Neville was quoted by Football 365.

“He is a dominant center-back. He is a brilliant player, Laporte.”

“I just look at it and think it’s a real worry. Maguire would have been ideal,” he added.

“I think Manchester United did really well to get him, and I’m surprised City didn’t go with them to get him – maybe they did and maybe they pulled out with the money or whatever it was.”

“I just think Kompany leaving, he was an old-fashioned, throw your head at it center-back in both boxes,” he commented.

“When you go to certain grounds in the Premier League and you have seen it today [Sunday] when balls are flying into the box, Kompany [would be] stood tall.

The former player concluded: “That’s the one downer out of the weekend for Manchester City.”