Yesterday, multiple renowned media outlets reported about Manchester United and Leicester City finally reaching an agreement over the transfer of Harry Maguire.
As per The Guardian, the Red Devils agreed a fee of £80million with the Foxes and secured a five year contract with the player.
Mirror Sport have revealed the details of the deal that the 26-year-old center back will sign to complete his move to Old Trafford.
The British source have claimed that the former Hull City defender will sign a deal that will make him earn £150,000-a-week, £39million in the next five years. It is mentioned that the contract has an extension option for a further year as well.
About the price agreement, Mirror Sport have claimed that United valued Maguire at £70million and Leicester wanted to sell him for £90million but eventually both clubs settled for a deal worth £80million, which has no add-ons.
Leicester boss, Brendan Rodgers, confirmed that a fee has been agreed and claimed that Maguire is a “top-class” player (The Sun).
In the last campaign, Manchester United leaked more goals (54) than any other club in the top half of the table apart from the Hammers (55).
The tally could have been worse if David De Gea was not in the goal but it must be remembered that even the Spanish international had a below par campaign keeping in view his very high standards.
So, United need a strong campaign as far as the defense is concerned in order to challenge the best of teams in the country. Maguire has not played in the Champions League as yet and that record will stay that way next season because United failed to book their place in the Europe’s elite competition.
Nevertheless, over the years, the Three Lions star has proved that he can rise to new challenges. He has consistently worked hard to move up from the lower leagues and now he is going to sign for the biggest club in England.
One of the good things is that he is not a trouble make. Last year, former Leicester City star, Mahrez, submitted a number of transfer requests and missed training sessions to push for his move to Manchester City. Maguire never used such tactics and remained professional (The Telegraph).
Would he be able to solve the defensive conundrum at Old Trafford and help them earn CL qualification? Only time will tell.