Twitter Reacts As Manchester United Sign Harry Maguire In £80m Deal

Leicester City's Harry Maguire during the match.

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Most credible claims are pointing to the fact that Manchester United may have acquired Harry Maguire from Leicester City, putting an end to a transfer saga that has spanned all summer.

The two clubs had settled on an £80 million transfer fee for the English defender. This is a world-record sum paid for a defender and surpasses the £75 million that Liverpool paid for Virgil Van Dijk in 2018.

In the middle of July, similar claims did the rounds but since then the Foxes kept fluctuating on their asking price. Now, it is evident that the Red Devils decided to break the bank on the 26-year-old centre-back.

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Most fans rushed to Twitter to react to these claims and the relief across the line was quite evident.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer badly required this signing, especially after the woeful manner in which the club performed at the back last season.

Tactically, Maguire will provide the firm leadership at the heart of their defense that United have lacked for far too long. As a bigger bonus, his ball-playing prowess and tendency for passing up-long will add a new dimension to the club’s style.

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Further, Maguire will also bring a lot of balance to the side’s approach and the Premier League experience he has will be a priceless facet.

With this deal hopefully done and dusted, the club will have to focus their attention on the other sagas that they have been linked to. Precious little time remains in the summer transfer window and up to two more signings seem to be a likely affair.

Which deal will United complete next?