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Real Madrid ready to sign Neymar as Barcelona rule out move, Manchester City agree stunning swap deal with Juventus and more: Transfer Roundup, 5 August 2019

Shambhu Ajith
Published 05 Aug 2019, 19:37 IST
05 Aug 2019, 19:37 IST

Manchester United announce the signing of Harry Maguire

Stoke City v Leicester City - Pre-Season Friendly
Stoke City v Leicester City - Pre-Season Friendly

Manchester United have announced the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City. The Englishman arrives at United on a deal worth £80 million which makes him the most expensive defender in the world.

On completing his move to Manchester United, 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."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the new signing, saying:

"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.
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