• Done Deal: Harry Maguire joins Manchester United

    by  • August 6, 2019 • England, Manchester United, Premiership • 0 Comments

    Manchester United have signed Leicester City defender Harry Maguire on a world record fee worth £80million.

    The England international has put pen to a paper on a six-year contract at Old Trafford with the option of a further year.

    The centre-back was strongly linked with the Red Devils over the summer but the Foxes held out for their valuation and the fee surpasses £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk in January 2018.

    Maguire told his new club’s official website: “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.”

    Maguire could make his United debut in Sunday’s Premier League opener against Chelsea at home.

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