Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Calvin Bassey has opened up on his love for Manchester United defender Harry Maguire.
Calvin Bassey, who came through the Leicester City academy has revealed that he always looked up to Maguire and saw the England international as a reference point for his career growth.
Maguire was excellent at Leicester and earned himself a lucrative move to Manchester United in 2018, breaking the world transfer record for a defender.
Speaking after the 1-0 loss to Manchester United last weekend, Fulham defender Bassey had nothing but praise for Maguire.
The pair stayed behind to catch up after the game and Bassey spoke of their relationship. via Mirror.
“At the time I was coming through the ranks and he was one of the players I looked up to and still do.
“Now that I’m playing on the opposite side, he plays on the opposite side, just giving me some advice like any top player would.
“He is an inspiration to me, was incredible at Leicester and still is. To do what he did for Leicester was amazing.”
Bassey never made a senior appearance for Leicester, but went on to excel for Rangers and Ajax before moving to Fulham over the summer.