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Manchester City To Pay Harry Maguire £280,000-A-Week

Manchester City To Pay Harry Maguire £280,000-A-Week

Harry Maguire is set to earn a mega £280,000-a-week at Manchester City as he closes in on signing for the Premier League champions for a world-record transfer fee.

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The 26-year-old is on the verge of completing a £80 million transfer to City after rejecting a move to Manchester United.

The Leicester City defender has reportedly agreed a whopping contract that will see him pocket a monstrous £280,000-a-week at the Etihad, per Mirror.

The £80 million transfer fee will see Maguire overtake Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk as the most expensive defender in world football.

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Maguire has enjoyed two seasons at the King Power Stadium following an initial £12 million switch from Hull City in 2017.

Image: PA
Image: PA

He's viewed as one of the very best defenders in England with BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas paying him a huge compliment as he compared him to Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, who remains subject to intense transfer speculation.

"He [de Ligt] is a top player," he said.

"He is clearly a player with a bright future ahead of him and is only nineteen years old. But I think Harry Maguire is a better player right now.

"If I were in charge of Manchester City, I would take Maguire over de Ligt.

"I don't see de Ligt doing anything Maguire can't do. The only difference is the age."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Maguire isn't City's only high-profile summer transfer. Pep Guardiola is also set to snap up Atletico Madrid's Rodri for £62 million.

Topics: Manchester City, Harry Maguire, Football News, Leicester City, Football, Manchester United, Pep Guardiola, Etihad, Premier League, England

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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