Manchester United Complete Harry Maguire Signing From Leicester For £85m

Manchester United have reportedly completed the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City for £85 million, a world record transfer fee for a defender.

The Telegraph report that both clubs have reached an agreement which meet Leicester City's requirement for money up front and add on fees.

He is now free to undergo a medical and agree personal terms.

The 26-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford throughout the transfer window, appears to have finally got his wish of joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

United launched a £70m offer for Maguire last month, but the Foxes turned down the offer as they held out for £80m.

Manchester City also reportedly offered Maguire a £280,000-a-week contract, but again that offer didn't materialise.


Maguire was reportedly 'completely frustrated' as the two clubs failed to reach an agreement.

He was then left out of Leicester's squad to face Atlanta in a pre-season friendly because he wasn't in the right frame of mind.

But now it appears the England international will finally get his wish of joining Manchester United ahead of the new campaign.

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk was the previous record holder for most expensive defender, when he joined for a fee of £75 million.

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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