Report: Manchester United agree £80m deal for Harry Maguire
Manchester United have reportedly agreed on a record fee of £80 million for a defender after meeting Leicester City's evaluation for centre-back Harry Maguire.
The England defender has been linked with a move to United for over a year now and it looks like a stint in Manchester could be on the horizon with multiple reports indicating a deal has been reached between the two clubs.
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
Harry Maguire. Understand that the Manchester United offer of £60m plus £20m of bonuses that @garbosj reported on Friday’s podcast has now been agreed with Leicester City. Record transfer fee for a central defender.https://t.co/XFsbNgU6Zb pic.twitter.com/MY70wx8Vvf
— The Transfer Window Podcast (@TransferPodcast) July 14, 2019
If Maguire signs he would follow both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James to the club.
James and Wan-Bissaka made their club debuts against Perth Glory last week while the addition of Maguire would seriously beef up United's defence.
Maguire has long been linked with a move to United and he was caught last month liking a post on Instagram from a fan saying he would be a ‘fan favourite’ at United.
His social media activity led to wild speculation he was joining the club, however, Maguire admitted it was an accident.
I didn’t mean to guys... we’ve all been there 🤷🏻♂️😂 https://t.co/z2whONT6Po
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) June 22, 2019
Premier League champions Manchester City were also understood to be interested in Maguire but that was before they spent a club record £68.2m on Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri.