Despite having reservations relating to the possible, nay probable, signing of Harry Maguire, it seems, according to the mainstream media, it is a deal that will go through.
Indeed it appears that it will be not a case of if but when!
Scanning the media in the last forty-eight hours, we’ve come across the following.
Lurking in the pages of The Independent is the inference that his current club, Leicester City, have told the centre-back that he can leave the club if any of his suitors are willing to offer a fee that exceeds the 75 million Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk.
Following on from that piece of transfer tittle-tattle is the bombshell from The Sun that Manchester United have subsequently agreed a deal with Leicester City that will see the 26-year-old centre back arrive at Old Trafford in a deal that will see Manchester United pay the Midlands club £60 million up front with a further £20 million in add-ons with a medical to follow sometime this week.
Accordingly, the same source, The Sun goes on, in another article, to infer that Leicester City have already lined up a replacement for Maguire with the Brighton defender, Lewis Dunk, set to join the club from Brighton.
Sat here in the editorial chair, here at Vital Manchester United, a total of £80 million seems an awful lot of cash for Maguire, especially in a market where alternatives are available. But his probable signing does adhere to the clubs policy of signing the best English talent available.
Hopefully, Maguire will be able to handle the pressure of that huge price tag and go on and flourish in the famous red shirt of Manchester United, the big question now is who’ll be his partner in the middle of what is looking like a completely revamped back-four for the new season?
I suspect it’ll be Victor Lindelof but how about you?
Please feel free to drop your choice into the comment facility beneath this article.
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