Harry Maguire: Man Utd agree £80m deal for Leicester defender


Harry Maguire has been capped 20 cases by England

Manchester United occupy reached an settlement to signal England centre-aid Harry Maguire from Leicester for £80m – a world yarn price for a defender.

The 26-year-veteran is predicted to total a scientific on the club on the weekend.

He will become United’s third summer signing following Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, who arrived from Crystal Palace and Swansea respectively.

Maguire made 69 Premier League appearances for Leicester after joining from Hull City in 2017.

The deal formulation Maguire becomes the sector’s most costly defender, eclipsing the £75m Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.

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Harry MaguireLeicester to Manchester United£80m

United had a long-standing hobby in Maguire but they backed faraway from a deal three hundred and sixty five days within the past due to they felt the £70m that is seemingly to be obligatory for a transfer to be concluded became too excessive.

He signed a five-year contract at Leicester final September and supervisor Brendan Rodgers made it distinct on the stop of the season he felt Maguire could perchance well create mighty more if he remained on the club.

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Maguire started his profession at Sheffield United in 2011, making 139 league appearances for the Blades sooner than joining Hull in 2014.

He became portion of the Hull facet that earned promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2016 but left for Leicester in a £17m deal following the Tigers’ relegation three hundred and sixty five days later.

The defender made his England debut in August 2017 and became portion of the facet that reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He becomes one among seven central defenders on the books at United, joining Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe.

Premier League 2018-19 – per 90 minutes
Source: Opta
Harry MaguireVictor LindelofChris SmallingPhil JonesEric Bailly
Aerial duels obtained4.12.44.33.31.8
Duels obtained6.34.55.95.65.2
Clearances5.34.14.54.45.2
Passes6152405443

Diagnosis

BBC Sport’s Simon Stone

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made signing a central defender a priority this summer.

Three weeks within the past, United occupy been aloof assessing assorted ideas but slowly these had fallen by the wayside, leaving Maguire because the one chance.

Solskjaer believes Maguire has no longer most efficient the taking part smartly-liked but additionally the leadership qualities United’s current squad requires.

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