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Harry Maguire joins Manchester United on six-year deal

Ben Finnegan
Ben Finnegan

13:07 5 Aug 2019

Manchester United have completed the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City.

The England international has signed on a six-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year, for a deal believed to be worth around €93 million (£85 million). The deal makes him the most expensive defender in the world.

Speaking after joining the Old Trafford club, Maguire said, "I am delighted to have signed for this great club. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leicester and would like to thank everyone at the club, and the fans, for their fantastic support over the past two seasons. However, when Manchester United come knocking on your door, it is an incredible opportunity.

From my conversations with the manager, I am excited about the vision and plans he has for the team. It's clear to see that Ole is building a team to win trophies. I am now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting the season started."

Maguire is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's third signing of the summer, the Norwegian boss said, Harry is one of the best centre-backs in the game today and I am delighted we have secured his signature.

He is a great reader of the game and has a strong presence on the pitch, with the ability to remain calm under pressure - coupled with his composure on the ball and a huge presence in both boxes - I can see he will fit well into this group both on and off the pitch. He has a great personality and is a fantastic addition to the club. I would like to welcome Harry to Manchester United and we are looking forward to working with him as we prepare for the new season.

The 26-year-old has joined Old Trafford after they already got right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace for €53m and winger Daniel James from Swansea for €16m.

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