4/6 favourite to sign for Tottenham, Sol Campbell urges Harry Maguire to choose Arsenal

Sol Campbell on his return to White Hart Lane following his move from Tottenham to Arsenal

Tottenham and Arsenal are both linked to Harry Maguire.

Hull City's Harry Maguire celebrates scoring their first goalHull City's Harry Maguire celebrates 

Sol Campbell has urged Arsenal to sign Hull City defender Harry Maguire this summer after the Tigers' relegation from the Premier League.

The Mail reported as part of Campbell's promotion work for BetStars, that the former England defender believes Maguire should be Arsenal's top defensive target.

This is despite bookies SkyBet pricing Arsenal's North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur as overwhelming favourites to seal a deal for the defender.

Spurs are listed at 4/6 on to sign Maguire, with Arsenal priced at 33/1.

Hull City's Harry Maguire in action with Watford's Troy DeeneyHull City's Harry Maguire in action with Watford's Troy Deeney

Campbell said: "Harry Maguire, I think he's definitely one of the players who could make a difference [to Arsenal]. I think a better team could definitely raise his game.

"He's got two good feet, he's very mobile for a big guy. With better training and the better players against him week in week out training-wise, I think definitely he can step it up."

Campbell famously quit Tottenham to join Arsenal in 2001, and went on to win two league titles.

Sol Campbell on his return to White Hart Lane following his move from Tottenham to ArsenalSol Campbell 

Spurs are set to finish above Arsenal this season for the first time in Arsene Wenger's reign, and this could spark a spending spree for the Gunners.

Arsenal arguably need Maguire more than Tottenham do, with Mauricio Pochettino's side having a superior defensive record this season.

However Tottenham's shift to playing three at the back increases their need for an extra centre-back, and they would surely regret missing out on the emerging talent to rivals Arsenal.

 

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