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Man United Ready To Pay £80m Asking Price For Harry Maguire

Amuda Segun

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Harry Maguire

Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly ready to pay the asking price of £80m for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

According to The Sun, Manchester United chief executive, Ed Woodward is ready to give in to the hefty financial demands of Leicester City who have slammed the aforementioned transfer fee on the England international centre back.

Manchester United want to sign a new quality centre back and Harry Maguire is said to be the number one candidate for the job after the Red Devils were snubbed by Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt.

The former European champions were said to have offered De Ligt a lucrative deal worth £350,000 on a weekly basis in addition to £75m in transfer fee only for him to opt for the European duo of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Barcelona.

The 19-year-old is expected to join one of the two clubs between now and the end of the transfer window.

For Manchester United, the priority is to get it right this summer having already missed out on Harry Maguire last summer when they shunned the £60m to £70m asking price only for the Foxes to ask for more this summer.

The Red Devils wanted to sign the former Sheffield United and Hull City player shortly after last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.