Man United agree £80m deal to bring Harry Maguire to Old Trafford

Manchester United have agreed on £80 deal with Leicester City to bring defender Harry Maguire to Old Trafford, according to many reports.

The Premier League giant had been pursuing the England international for the whole summer having failed to bring him to Old Trafford a year earlier.

The childhood United fan revealed some weeks ago how flattered he was by the club’s interest in him.

United are set to pay a record fee to make Maguire a United player, pending the outcome of a medical.

The fee surpasses the record of £75m that Liverpool paid Southampton for Dutch star Virgil van Dijk back in January 2018.

The Leicester City defender was impressive during England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018. He had then continued the same form for Leicester since at the King Power Stadium in 2017.

Maguire began his football journey at nearby club Sheffield United before joining Hull City in 2014, and after three, he signed with the Foxes for a fee around £17m.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants a top-level defender to join his squad for quite a while, and Maguire was the club’s first option for that.

Maguire was not in the Leicester’s squad to play Atalanta in a pre-season friendly on Friday night and could now finish his move to Old Trafford in few days.

That could make him feature in the opening Premier Leauge match for the new season against Chelsea on 11 August.

His move to Old Trafford will make him United’s third summer signing following the arrival of Daniel James from Swansea City and Crystal Palace Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Also, the Reds are still looking out for another addition to the squad before next Thursday’s transfer deadline in England. The club have entered a discussion with Juventus for a potential swap deal.  The deal could see Argentine forward Paulo Dybala arrive at Old Trafford and United’s striker Romelu Lukaku goes the other way.

The Premier League giant have also been linked with Sporting’s Bruno Fernandes and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen. However, it is Dybala who remains the primary focus at the moment.

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