Manchester United have finally agreed terms over a record £80 million deal to sign England international Harry Maguire as we close in on our third signing of the summer.
The 26-year-old has been linked with us all summer after we failed to land Maguire 12 months ago under Jose Mourinho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seemingly made our defence a priority this summer after we shipped a club record 54 goals in a single Premier League campaign last term. The boss had already captured right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace earlier this summer.
It was reported by the Mirror last week that Harry Maguire had informed manager Brendan Rodgers that he wanted to depart for Old Trafford after Leicester City had rejected our opening £70 million bid. The Foxes stood firm on their £80 million valuation for the centre-back and it would be appear we have agreed to pay their demands.
That’s because a report from the Independent states that we have now agreed terms with Leicester to sign Maguire. The deal is set to be worth £70 million up front plus a further £10 million in add-ons. This all means that it will be a world record transfer fee for a defender.
Provided all goes through, Harry Maguire is set to become our third signing of the summer transfer window, following winger Daniel James from Swansea City, and Wan-Bissaka.
As the deal is not yet officially completed we shall still have to wait to make sure it reaches its conclusion. One would expect this to happen in the coming days.
Harry Maguire would certainly be an upgrade on the likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. He would be expected to partner Victor Lindelof in the middle of our back four. And although both players are predominantly left-sided centre-backs, Maguire is also comfortable on the right.