Manchester United continue to be linked with Leicester City star Harry Maguire and the latest update seem very positive for the Red Devils.
This transfer saga has taken a lot of twists:
On 26th June, Mirror Sport claimed that the Red Devils left the race to sign the center back due to the Foxes’ huge demands.
On 2nd July, Mirror Sport reported that the Old Trafford club made an offer of £70million for the former Hull City man. However, the player reportedly wanted a move to Man City to play in the Champions League next season.
On 6th July, The Sun exclusively revealed that the Sky Blues are no longer looking to sign in the England international and United have a clear path to hire his services from Leicester City, who want a fee of £85million for their prized asset.
Now, as per the latest update provided by Goal.com yesterday, the 26-year-old is flattered by United’s interest and is ready to move to Old Trafford.
Maguire was impressive for the Three Lions at the World Cup 2018 and also for Leicester City in the last campaign. He commanded the Foxes’ back-line, that conceded 48 goals in the PL, 6 goals fewer than Manchester United.
Apart from being a strong central defender, the England international is a threat in the attacking third as well. He scored three goals in all competitions last season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got more than a few central defenders at his disposal but the Norwegian boss does not have a defensive leader and he badly needs to lure one this summer.
If United do end up spending £85million to secure the signing of Maguire, then he will become the most expensive defender ever.