Manchester United Sign Harry Maguire For A World Record Fee
Manchester United have completed the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City for a world record £80m fee, dwarfing the £75m paid for Van Dijk by Liverpool FC.
The English defender Joins United On av six-year deal with an option of an additional year.
“I am delighted to have signed for this great club,” Maguire said after completing his move to United.
“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.”
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Maguire has been on United’s radar for a while now and was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s primary target since the opening of the transfer window, as United needed a reinforcement in their defense following departures and injuries.
He is now the third signing after Daniel James joined from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. Solskjaer expressed his delight in the arrival, enumerating his qualities
“Harry is one of the best centre-backs in the game today and I am delighted we have secured his signature,” Solskjaer said.
“He is a great reader of the game and has a strong presence on the pitch, with the ability to remain calm under pressure – coupled with his composure on the ball and a huge presence in both boxes – I can see he will fit well into this group both on and off the pitch.
“He has a great personality and is a fantastic addition to the club. I would like to welcome Harry to Manchester United and we are looking forward to working with him as we prepare for the new season.”