Leicester city defender Harry Maguire have agree £80m deal to join Manchester United as world defender record signing.
Liverpool Virgil van Dijk was signed £75m from Southampton.He was recently the most expensive defender but Harry Maguire broke the record as Manchester United agree to sign the England international £80m.
Leicester Harry Maguire will now discuss personal terms with United, who are set to beat rivals Manchester City to his signature.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers speake about Maguire in his interview about the transfer.
“This is a guy that knows there has been interest all through the summer and he’s been super professional. He’s been with his team-mates right the way through and been a really, really good guy.
“Football now, that’s how it works, individuals will have their own goals and targets and whatever it is they want to achieve and that’s something that they will always have.“He’s a special player, he’s not a player that we would want to lose.
But obviously any player will have a valuation and if ever that is met then of course there’s a discussion between clubs and whether the player wants to stay or go.“We will see how it develops over the weekend and if Harry ends up going then we will have to look at our options.”
England international Maguire, who phoned in sick for training on Monday, has four years left on his contract and Leicester’s position all summer had been that he was not for sale.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer has made Harry Maguire as his No 1 target in the transfer market after the signing of Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
The manager is looking forward to sign two more players before the transfer window closing date. United are expected to complete a swap deal of Dybala and Lukaku with Juventus.