According to Miguel Delaney, Manchester United have finally agreed on a fee in the range of £80m with Leicester City for the transfer of Harry Maguire. The Englishman is a top target for the Red Devils, who are looking to improve their defensively this summer.
Maguire was also a top target for Jose Mourinho, but United baulked off the £70m pricetag the Foxes slapped on him last summer. Interestingly, he was also being watched by David Moyes six years ago during his Hull City days.
Maguire had already told Leicester last week that he wanted to leave the club, with Manchester City also interested in his signature. After long and tiresome negotiations, Leicester agreed on £80m, with the last £10m to be paid in conditional clauses.
The price will make Harry Maguire the most expensive defender of all-time in the history of football, eclipsing Virgil van Dijk’s £75m move to Liverpool.
United have also beaten their cross-town rivals Man City for the 26-year-old’s signature, with an official announcement imminent in 48 hours. Following Maguire’s acquisition, United are more likely to turn their attention to signing Sporting captain Bruno Fernandes.