Man United ready to pay £50m to sign 25-year-old – report

Man United are ready to spend big on signing Harry Maguire from Leicester City this summer, say reports

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United are ready to splash a £50m transfer fee on signing Harry Maguire from Leicester City this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Red Devils are ready to spend big on bringing the 25-year-old defender to Old Trafford this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his options at the back ahead of next season.

Maguire earned plenty of praise for his strong performances for England at the World Cup as Gareth Southgate’s men reached the semi-finals of the tournament in Russia.

Should Manchester United really pay £50m to land Maguire, it would be more than triple the £17m fee Leicester paid to Hull City to sign the defender last summer.

According to the same story, the Red Devils will face a struggle to sign Maguire this summer, because Leicester City’s owners will fight hard to keep hold of him.

Another obstacle is the fact that the summer transfer window closes early on 9 August this year, and England’s players will have only just returned from their holidays at that point.

Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings still this summer as Mourinho looks to assemble a squad that can win the title next term.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal FC latest news

MORE: Chelsea FC latest news

MORE: Liverpool FC latest news

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard updates fans on Chelsea FC’s forgotten man
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Bruno Fernandes for Man United fans
Jurgen Klopp
‘Not cool’: Jurgen Klopp reacts to Liverpool FC star’s injury setback
Frank Lampard
‘He’s very intelligent’: Lampard talks up Chelsea FC midfielder
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard makes it clear where he wants Chelsea FC to make signings
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Mikel Arteta delivers update for Arsenal fans on Dani Ceballos
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Bruno Fernandes for Man United fans
Novak Djokovic
Australian Open 2020: Defending champ Djokovic sails into semis for 50th meeting with Federer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
‘They are truly a mess’: Pundit hits out at Man United under Solskjaer