A year ago, not many would have predicted that Harry Maguire would be adored by the nation.

The Leicester City defender ended up being one of England’s World Cup heroes following the team’s campaign to the semi-finals in Russia.

As a result, the centre-back has been linked to numerous clubs, including Manchester United, but Everton should be taking notice.

A recent report in The Telegraph claimed that Maguire is Jose Mourinho’s top defensive target at United.

The powerful centre-back, who is valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, showed on the international stage that he can more than hold his own against the world’s best.

Maguire is tall and strong and has a good aerial presence, particularly in set pieces, but he is also comfortable on the ball.

Everton have a handful of defenders, but the likes of Michael Keane, Ashley Williams, Phil Jagielka and Mason Holgate leaked plenty of goals last season.

We asked you if the Toffees should enter the race for Maguire’s signature, and the majority of fans are pushing for a pursuit.

Danielle Joynson