The long-running Harry Maguire saga has finally come to an end. Manchester United have agreed to pay £85m as the base price for his transfer from Leicester City.
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
It was taking longer for the transfer of England international Harry Maguire as Leicester wanted cash upfront and add ons in future. The Old Trafford based United have finally agreed to the demands this morning.
Harry Maguire is the most expensive defender
The 26-year old bought for $85m by Manchester United is now the most expensive defender. Maguire surpassed Van Dijk transfer to Liverpool on £75m.
Leicester’s stubborn stand for Harry Maguire has finally paid dividends. They knew about Manchester’s requirement of a defender that blends experience and youth and can double up as a playmaker.
United now have a central defender they were looking for to give their roster a complete look. Maguire will enter straight into the playing XI after Eric Bailey suffered a knee injury on the China Tour.
The deal is the United’s third of the season and doubled their expenditure this season. They previously bought Aaron Wan Bissaka from Crystal Palace at £45m and Daniel James at £18m.
Leicester earns quite a lot with deal
The Foxes bought Harry Maguire for a petty £12m with £5m on add ons from Hull in 2017. With the high-value trade, they have completed an excellent forecasted move. They held all the aces after Harry Maguire signed a 5-year deal with them last year.
Maguire has played a vital role at Leicester since his arrival. He started his career at Sheffield United and has gone on to represent England. He played a crucial role in England’s semifinal run at the World Cup and has earned 20 caps so far.
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