And Guardiola believes the 26-year-old is the ideal replacement for Kompany who will begin his managerial career with the Belgian top club.
Maguire looks set to boost a City defence that is need of some attention following Vincent Kompany's departure for Anderlecht and an expected move for Nicolas Otamendi. But, Maguire stayed put with Leicester and chose to sign a new five-year deal at the King Power Stadium.
Maguire has been a Leicester player for two years, joining in a £17m move from Hull in 2017. Chief among the suitors are Manchester United again, with Premier League champions Manchester City also in the hunt. Manchester United and the powers that be will decide as and when they are going to put someone into that role. To that end, Maguire is a viable target for Manchester United.
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The England worldwide has been subject of interest from both Manchester clubs this summer, however, reports today claim that the Premier League champions look to have beaten rivals United to a big-money deal for the 26-year-old.
The Sun's report details that Brendan Rodgers has expressed interest in the playmaker in the past during his tenure at Celtic, and United are keen to take advantage and elicit similar interest from Leicester boss.
The bidding will start in the region of £65 million but the transfer fee could go much higher if neither City or United back down over the next few weeks. But with United posting their worst-ever defensive record in the Premier League last season, Solskjaer is determined to add a proven central defender to his squad.