Harry Maguire to United with a world record fee
Manchester Untied have agreed a world-record £80million deal for Leicester defender Harry Maguire.
The England ace is set to fly to Manchester for his medical tomorrow.
Sun Sport says that United will pay Leicester £60m for Maguire, 26, with an extra £20m available in add-ons.
And that will see him become the world’s most expensive defender, topping the £75m Liverpool forked out on Virgil van Dijk, 28, in 2018.
Harry Maguire deal to Manchester United is agreed at £80m. Leicester get the world record deal for a defender that they have demanded all summer.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) July 14, 2019
The Foxes have already found a replacement for their leader with Lewis Dunk, 27, set to join from Brighton in a £45m swoop.
United have beaten their bitter rivals Manchester City to the centre-back’s signature.
Both the Premier League champions and the Red Devils have seen their £70m bids rejected by Leicester.
But after Old Trafford chiefs upped their offer, Leicester eventually sanctioned the deal.
Man United willing to spend £80m on Maguire just so they never have to start Smalling or Jones again pic.twitter.com/sPeVqOFZWY
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) July 14, 2019
That comes just a few days after Maguire angrily accused Leicester of pricing him out of his mega move.
Jose Mourinho had been desperate to sign the centre-back last summer after the former Hull man’s performances for England at the World Cup.
Leicester landed the Sheffield man for £17m in 2017 and will make a healthy £43m profit straight away.