Sunday, 14 July 2019

Harry Maguire: Manchester United agree world-record £80m deal for Leicester City star

Harry Maguire now looks set to join Manchester United

Manchester United and Leicester City have reportedly agreed on an £80million fee for Harry Maguire.

The England international would become the most expensive defender in history, surpassing the £75million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in 2018.

The Sun reports that Maguire will fly to Manchester on Monday for his medical.

It is understood the deal includes an initial £60million with an extra £20million available in add-ons.

talkSPORT reported last week that Leicester were holding out for £90million for their superstar, with Maguire desperate for Leicester to drop his price tag so he can join the Red Devils this summer.

The centre-back is thought to have told manger Brendan Rodgers he wants to leave during a pre-season training camp in France.

United submitted a £70million bid earlier this month, but this was swiftly rejected by Leicester.

Maguire was reportedly furious with the Foxes for rejecting the offer following a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ that he could leave if the club received a reasonable bid.

Manchester City were also interested in his signature, but after being deterred by his price tag, the Red Devils look set to beat their rivals to the England World Cup star.

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