Maguire phones in sick to practice!
It has been reported by The Daily Mirror that Harry Maguire missed training at the Belvoir drive facilty.
It is believed that the England and Leicester City centre-back called the club doctor to report being unwell. It was decided that he would be granted permission to miss Monday’s practice session.
The big defender managed a full 90 minutes in the pre-season game against Stoke City on Saturday. Then was mysteriously struck down by an undisclosed illness.
The club attended a preseason training camp in Evian two weeks ago. Since then there have been a number of accounts of players feeling unwell.
With the opening day of the Premier League season just around the corner, this is not manager what Brendan Rodgers wants to hear.
But, with all the talk of a big-money move to Manchester United on the cards. You have to wonder if any of that is playing on Maguire’s mind as the curtain opener and the scramble for the 8th August 5 pm transfer deadline fast approaches.
In his post-match interview after the Stoke game, Leicester City manager declared he was “relaxed’ over the continued speculation about Harry Maguire’s future.
He went on to commend him on for how he has conducted himself during all the gossip and uncertainty regarding his future.
“He’s been brilliant since the first day of pre-season,” said Rodgers.
“There’s a lot of speculation around Harry but he’s just got on with it. Like I’ve always said, we’re all pretty relaxed with it.
“We’re looking to prepare the whole team and squad and Harry’s a part of that. He was excellent today, he’s working very hard.
“There’s no discussion. I know you guys are looking for updates but there’s no change from the other night. They are nowhere near to meeting the valuation of the club.”