PHOTOS: Manchester United complete record signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City in £80m move
Manchester United have completed the record signing of Harry Maguire in an £80million move from Leicester City, making him the most expensive defender in the world.
The 26-year-old England international put pen to paper on a six-year deal with the option for a further 12 months. The deal is worth up to £200,000 a week.
Maguire told the club’s official website: ‘I am delighted to have signed for this great club. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leicester and would like to thank everyone at the club, and the fans, for their fantastic support over the past two seasons. However, when Manchester United come knocking on your door, it is an incredible opportunity.
‘From my conversations with the manager, I am excited about the vision and plans he has for the team. It’s clear to see that Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) is building a team to win trophies. I am now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting the season started.’
Solskjaer added: ‘Harry is one of the best centre-backs in the game today and I am delighted we have secured his signature.
‘He is a great reader of the game and has a strong presence on the pitch, with the ability to remain calm under pressure – coupled with his composure on the ball and a huge presence in both boxes – I can see he will fit well into this group both on and off the pitch.
‘He has a great personality and is a fantastic addition to the club.
‘I would like to welcome Harry to Manchester United and we are looking forward to working with him as we prepare for the new season.’
Harry Maguire who made 76 appearances for the Foxes after arriving from Hull City in the summer of 2017, scored five goals for the club.