United signs for US$ 97 million to Maguire, the most expensive defense in history

Harry Maguire is currently a fundamental pillar in the English national team and arrives in Manchester United after 2 years at Leicester City

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LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Suárez

With EFE information

Manchester United announced Wednesday the signing of the Englishman Harry Maguire for 80 million pounds (87 million euros), becoming the most expensive defense in history.

Maguire, 26, arrives from Leicester City, where he played since 2017 when he joined the 'Foxes', who signed him for 14 million euros from Hull City.

He has played 76 games in Leicester, scoring five goals and, in addition, he has become a fundamental pillar of the English team, starting in the last World Cup in Russia and completing, in total, with the shirt of the 'Three Lions' twenty matches

The defender signs for six seasons with United with the option of an additional one.


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"I am delighted to have signed with this club. I have really enjoyed my time at Leicester and I would like to congratulate everyone on that team and the fans for their great support in these two years," said the Englishman.

For his part, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, coach of Manchester United, said in statements to the club that Maguire is "one of the best centrals in the world" and that he knows how to read the game very well and has a great presence in the field.

The US $ 97 million (87 million euros) paid by Maguire make him the most expensive defense in history over the Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk, who signed for Liverpool last season in exchange for US $ 90 million (81 million euros).

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