Manchester United have officially announced the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City. The Red Devils agreed on a world-record £80m for the defender, who will sign a six-year contract with the club.
Maguire joined Leicester City in 2017 and made 76 appearances for the Foxes. He penned a new deal in September last year with them. However, United have successfully managed to snap him up.
On joining the Red Devils, the 26-year-old said,
“I am delighted to have signed for this great club. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leicester and would like to thank everyone at the club, and the fans, for their fantastic support over the past two seasons. However, when Manchester United come knocking on your door, it is an incredible opportunity.”
”From my conversations with the manager, I am excited about the vision and plans he has for the team. It’s clear to see that Ole is building a team to win trophies. I am now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting the season started.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also expressed his delight and welcomed Maguire to the club.
“Harry is one of the best centre-backs in the game today and I am delighted we have secured his signature. He is a great reader of the game and has a strong presence on the pitch, with the ability to remain calm under pressure – coupled with his composure on the ball and a huge presence in both boxes – I can see he will fit well into this group both on and off the pitch.”
”He has a great personality and is a fantastic addition to the club.”
“I would like to welcome Harry to Manchester United and we are looking forward to working with him as we prepare for the new season.”
The Englishman could be set to feature in Manchester United’s crunch Premier League opener versus Chelsea on August 11.