England Defender Set For World Record Move

Last updated : 04 August 2019 By Three Lions

Harry Maguire is the latest member of the 2018 World Cup squad to be on the move with Manchester United finally proving successful in ther pursuit of the 26-year-old after upping their bid to £80m, a world record fee for a defender.

That has reluctantly persuaded Leicester City to part company with the player, manager Brendan Rodgers telling Sky Sports: "He's a special player, he's not a player that of course we would want to lose."

Speaking after Sunday's Community Shield, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola paid tribute to a player he claimed his side were priced out of signing.

"United could afford it," he said.

"He had an incredible World Cup. He's strong in the air, good with the ball and builds it up, he's so fast. He's young. Congratulations to United."

Capped 20 times by Gareth Southgate, the Three Lions boss will surely be pleased that Premier League clubs seem willing this summer to pay a premium for English talent with Leicester linked with both Lewis Dunk and James Tarkowski as poential Maguire replacements.

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