Maguire has enjoyed a fabulous 12 months, establishing himself at the heart of Leicester’s backline before starring for England as Gareth Southgate’s side reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia.
A powerful defender with a fearsome aerial presence, Maguire is also blessed with superb technique and the passing range many a midfielder would be proud of. No wonder he has been linked with some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.
And Gross knows just how impressive the former Sheffield United youngster can be, having come up against him in the Premier League on a number of occasions.
“In one of my first games here we met Leicester City with Harry Maguire. He was the toughest opponent I've ever had,” the former Ingolstadt midfielder told Goal.
“On the one hand he has tremendous power, but on the other hand he is fast and extremely strong on the ball. It did not surprise me that he played such a great World Cup.”
The 26-year-old does not appear to be going anywhere right now, however, having signed a new five-year deal at Leicester back in September.
And in Brendan Rodgers, Maguire now has a manager who should encourage his ball playing instincts and help turn him into one of Europe’s very best centre-halves.