Harry Maguire has become the world's most expensive defender, after Manchester United agreed an £80million deal with Leicester City.


United and Leicester finally agreed on a fee after weeks of negotiations, with the England international to undergo a medical in Manchester today, before the deal is concluded.


The deal for Maguire eclipses the fee of £75m that Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.


Maguire will sign a five-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months.


The 26-year-old will also see his wages more than double to £150,000-a-week.


The England defender had already pulled out of Leicester's final pre-season friendly against Atalanta on Friday, because he was not in the right frame of mind to play, while his future remained unresolved.


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