Manchester City To Pay £80m For Leicester’s Maguire

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Manchester City will reportedly pay £80 million for Leicester City defender, Harry Maguire. 

The England International is said to have chosen City ahead of neighbours and rivals, Manchester United, in a world-record transfer for a defender. 

The fee will overtake the £75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk last year.

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According to The Mirror, City are ready to pay the centre-half £280,000-a-week to leave the Foxes and move to the Etihad.

Maguire, 26, signed a new five-year deal with Leicester last September, when United failed to reach an agreement with Leicester , though he was not prepared to leave the club then.

The report added that the former Leeds United player has told friends that the offer from the Premier League champions is too good to turn down.

Pep Guardiola, City boss, is confident that he would land the player as replacement for former captain, Vincent Kompany, who left the Etihad Stadium after the last campaign.

But The Mirror further said United have refused to give up on Maguire, with Solskjaer believing that they could still get their top target.

The defender is said to be ambitious, and feels City will give him the chance to win trophies and fulfil his ambition of playing in the Champions League.

Guardiola entered the race for Maguire, following United’s failure to reach an agreement with Leicester over a fee, when they were reluctant to meet the £80 million asking price from the King Power Stadium.

 

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