Transfer: Man United broke record to sign £80million highly rated centre back
Manchester United have been chasing the service of the English highly rated centre-back all summer and have finally got the transfer over the line.
Posted:Fri 02 Aug 2019 05 08 26;
Manchester United have completed the £80million signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester city.
The Red Devils had been be seriously chasing the signature of the highly rated centre-back all the summer and previously had a £70million bid for him rejected.
United returned with an improved offer on Friday morning that was accepted. The switch is set to take place following a medical.
The transfer fee eclipses the £75million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in 2018, making Maguire the most expensive centre-back of all time in the history of football.
England international Maguire was left out of Leicester squad to take on Atalanta at the King Power Stadium on Friday night so that the transfer could be completed.
Maguire will become Manchester United third signing of the summer following the arrival of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bisska from Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively .
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to be running out of time to complete the deal for Maguire, and recently bemoaned the length of the transfer window. Ole will like to straighten his squard with potential signing of Dybala, and or Fenandes in coming days. United take on AC Milan on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at principality stadium Cadiff in the international champions cup before they kick start their premier league season at home against their rival Chelsea on Sunday 11 August 2019