United Reach Deal For Defender

Manchester United have finally agreed an £80million deal with Leicester City for the signing of defender, Harry Maguire according to reports.

The Leicester City defender has been the Red Devils’ top transfer target all summer and United have already seen a £70million bid for Maguire rejected.

The Foxes tough stance on their £80million valuation for the England international meant United needed to come up with the cash or forget about signing the player.

Maguire is also said to have told Leicester he wants to leave the club.

According to reports, United’s move for Maguire is receiving a late challenge by bitter rivals, Manchester City.

Recent report claimed United are thought to be closing in on signing Maguire and the player was due to undergo a medical with the Red Devils.

Despite United appearing to be the clear favourites to sign the player, City have not given up hope of signing Maguire and are looking to outdo their city rivals in the deal for the English defender. 

But Foxes boss, Brendan Rodgers has warned against time-wasting in getting a deal done for the want away defender. 

“There will be a cut-off point,” said Rodgers.

“We can’t leave ourselves short. There are targets we have in mind if Harry was to move on. But we don’t have to sell.

“If the valuation isn’t met it certainly won’t be allowed to go to the very end because, if we did want to bring someone in, it would be too late.

“So there will be a point – even if the valuation is met – it may just be too late.”