Manchester United have been linked with England international and Leicester City star Harry Maguire for quite some time and the latest reports seem very positive for the Red Devils.
According to The Independent, the signing of the Three Lions central defender is close after the Old Trafford club and the Foxes made a breakthrough over a deal worth £80million.
The renowned British source have claimed that Man Utd have offered acceptable terms, with around £10million agreed in conditional clauses, to sign the former Hull City player.
The Red Devils regularly conceded goals in the last campaign. As far as their central defense is concerned, the likes of Smalling and Jones were lured by Alex Ferguson and the duo agreed new deals with the club earlier this year.
Marcos Rojo was signed by Dutch boss Louis van Gaal and the Argentine international has been highly injury prone (Transfermarkt). On the other hand, the likes of Bailly and Lindelof were lured by Mourinho.
The dilemma is that not even one of the above mentioned central defenders has stepped up to command the back-line.
Van Dijk is the leader of Liverpool’s defense and Koulibaly effectively commands the back-line at Napoli. Similarly, Solskjaer needs a top quality star, who can be the leader of the defense at Old Trafford and solve the defensive woes once and for all.
Maguire has done well for the Foxes and cemented his place in the English national team but moving to Manchester United would be a whole new level and a huge step up his career.
If he does end up signing for the 20-time English champions for a fee worth £80million, then he will become the most expensive defender in the history of the game and that will only increase pressure on him.
In your view, is Maguire worth £80million? Has he got the leadership skills to lead United’s defense?