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Would you like to see Harry Maguire riding a unicorn on the new £50 note?

The petition has gained more than 20,000 signatures. Credit: Jonny Sharples

Thousands are backing an online petition to feature England player Harry Maguire on a unicorn on the new £50 note.

The Bank of England is redesigning the note to be made out of plastic like the current £5 and £10 notes and many are suggesting historical and famous figures to be on the front.

The petition, created by Jonny Sharples, has already gained over 20,000 signatures, surpassing the one nominating former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The Leicester defender has become one of the most popular suggestions to be the face of the new £50 note after his performance during the World Cup in the summer.

England defender Kyle Walker has also backed the campaign for his teammate, sharing the petition on Twitter, saying: "Make it happen England! I'll be happy on a fiver. Plus a bigger amount needs a bigger head."

Leicester defender Maguire was pictured on the inflatable unicorn in a swimming pool as the England team relaxed during the World Cup in Russia.

The currency currently features famous Birmingham industrialists James Watt and Matthew Boulton.