Cape Town - Leicester City manager Claude Puel claims
to have no knowledge about whether the new contract signed by Harry Maguire
contains a release clause.
The England international was a target for
Manchester United during the recent transfer window after enjoying fine debut
season at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes had no intention of selling,
however, and Maguire stayed put. He was subsequently rewarded with an extension
last week tying him to the East Midlands club until 2023.
Puel believes that securing the 25-year-old
defender's future is a step in the right direction for the 2015/16 Premier
When asked if a release clause had been
inserted into the deal, the Frenchman said: "I don't know the details of
"I can only say that it is a good
feeling for all the club and for our fans.
"This signing shows the ambition of
the club, the owners and for the fans it is very good feeling for the future.
"For the squad also - we kept our best
player and it is a good thing to continue to improve.
"Harry knows his quality
and importance for the club. He played very well all the time for the national