Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal with Leicester City for Harry Maguire, and the signing is now ‘imminent’, according to The Independent.
The Red Devils’ pursuit of the England international has been well documented throughout the summer transfer window, and emerging claims suggest that a breakthrough has been reached.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had fallen short in their previous attempts to convince Leicester to sell Maguire, but it seems their most recent approach has been deemed worthy by the Foxes.
The Independent’s report states that United have come up with ‘acceptable’ conditions to complete the deal, and additional bonuses worth a possible £10 million have been agreed.
Leicester had been demanding £80 million for Maguire, and whether or not this valuation has been directly met or not remains unclear.
The Foxes will, if The Independent’s report is indeed accurate, now be faced with a dilemma regarding a possible replacement for the centre-back, as the transfer window is open for just under three more weeks.
Possible replacements for Harry Maguire
Orban would provide Leicester with a solid option. He has long been impressive for RB Leipzig.
Mainz centre-back Niakhate could be a shrewd acquisition. The Frenchman has a bright future.
Djene is among La Liga’s most underrated defenders. The Getafe star would be a good signing.
Stark has long been a reliable player for Hertha BSC. The German defender would be a good replacement for Maguire.
Maripan was excellent for Alaves last season. Signing the Chile international would be an astute bit of business.