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Manchester United finally agree £85m deal with Leicester for Harry Maguire as he becomes the most-expensive defender of all-time

Premier League club, Manchester United have agreed a fee of £85million with Leicester City to sign Harry Maguire, making him the world’s most expensive defender.


The fee, which includes add-ons, was finally reached following weeks of negotiations between both clubs.

According to Mail Online, United will pay £80m upfront and a further £5m in add-ons.

The 26-year-old had already pulled out of Leicester’s final pre-season friendly against Atalanta on Friday. He is expected to undergo his medical on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

The deal also puts him ahead of Virgil van Dijk who Liverpool bought for £75m from Southampton in January 2018.



1. Harry Maguire – £85m (From Leicester to Man United)

2. Virgil van Dijk – £75m (From Southampton to Liverpool)

3. Lucas Hernandez – £68m (From Atletico Madrid to Bayern Munich)

4. Matthijs de Ligt – £63m (From Ajax to Juventus)

5. Aymeric Laporte – £57m (From Athletic Bilbao to Man City)

6. Kyle Walker – £54m (From Tottenham to Man City)

7. Benjamin Mendy – £52m (From Monaco to Man City)

8. David Luiz – £50m (From Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain)

9. John Stones – £50m (From Everton to Man City)

10. Davinson Sanchez – £42m (From Ajax to Tottenham)

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