Man Utd complete £80m Maguire transfer

Harry Maguire has completed his move to Manchester United.

Following weeks of speculation, United have finally secured the signing of Maguire with the England defender joining in an £80m deal from Leicester City.

The 26-year-old was one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top transfer targets this summer and he follows Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in joining United ahead of the new season.

Maguire has established himself as one of the leading central defenders in the Premier League and a regular for England over the past couple of seasons after flourishing with Leicester.

Upon sealing his move to Old Trafford, Maguire was quick to pay tribute to his former employers for whom he represented for two seasons following a £17m move from Hull City in 2017.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Massive thank you to @lcfc for your brilliant support and amazing memories. We’ve been through many highs and some real lows but we stuck together. I wish you all the best in the future and I’m sure with a great owner you will keep rising as a club. #TheBoss #ThankYou’

Manchester City were still keeping an eye on the centre-back but latest rumours named Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi as two men that had to be sold before he could be purchased.

That delay has let United steal the momentum and push on with their swoop.

A Sheffield United fan as a boy, the Maguire looked up to Steve Bruce, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

And he even believes he has what it takes to one day take the armband.

Paul Pogba is a surprise candidate for that role, currently unoccupied after Antonio Valencia left the club in June.

An unpopular choice among the fans is favourite for the honour, Ashley Young.

TNT Sport

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