Manchester United fans excited by reports of club agreeing £80m deal for Harry Maguire

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United supporters have reacted positively to reports claiming the club had agreed a deal to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City.

The Sun and Daily Record journalist Duncan Castles both claimed on Sunday that a deal worth £60m plus a further £20m in add-ons had been agreed and that Maguire would fly to Manchester today for a medical.

The club has targeted Maguire ever since started impressing for Leicester in 2017 but failed in their approach for the Englishman – or any other defender.

United fans were notably delighted by the prospect of their club finally signing a proper centre back this summer.


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£80m is, of course, a bit steep, but it is a piece of business that United must do.

What they need is ostensibly not very demanding: somebody with Premier League experience and somebody who, just as importantly, does not get injured often.

Chris Smalling aside, United do not have this combination. The value of having a set defensive partnership, one that is allowed to blossom and consolidate itself, cannot be underestimated. As seen with Virgil van Dijk, it does more than merely improve your defence; it elevates the team’s aura as a whole.

You can see why United have prioritised this signing over Bruno Fernandes, although supporters will demand that both deals get over the line if this summer is to be deemed successful.

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