Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester for £80m – and this is world record fee for a defender.

Maguire is expected to complete a medical at the club this weekend.

He will become Manchester United’s third summer signing following Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.

Maguire plays 69 Premier League games for Leicester after joining from Hull City.

The deal means that he becomes the world’s most expensive defender, eclipsing the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk.

Maguire began his career at Sheffield United in 2011, making 139 league appearances.

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