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.
Exclusive: Manchester United complete Harry Maguire transfer from Leicester for £85million ' @SamWallaceTel + @JPercyTelegraph https://t.co/aNg2AriI9k
- Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) August 2, 2019
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.
Harry Maguire has made it clear he wants to join Man United. They're prepared to pay £80m.
Leicester won't sell unless someone's prepared to meet their valuation which they've never made public. Maguire determined to be professional but completely frustrated at the situation
- Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 1, 2019
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.
Do you think Maguire is worth the money?
Manchester United have finally agreed on a fee with Leicester City for the transfer of defender Harry Maguire. Player now free to undergo medical & agree personal terms.
- Craig Norwood (@CraigNorwood) August 2, 2019
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