Maguire says bye to Iheanacho, who also lost his jersey number at Leicester

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 20: Harry Maguire of Leicester City and Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City during the warm up at Jonny-Rocks Stadium ahead of the Pre-Season Friendly match between Cheltenham Town and Leicester City at Jonny-Rocks Stadium on July 20th, 2019 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City via Getty Images)

Manchester United have signed Leicester City and England International Harry Maguire for a world-record £85 million.

According to reports in the UK, Man United eventually succumbed to Leicester’s outrageous asking price for the 26 year-old defender on Friday.


Maguire, who has been left out of the Foxes’ most recent pre-season trip to Italy, was also a transfer interest for United’s neighbors, Manchester City.



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Maguire to Man United, here we go! 🔴 Harry Maguire is ready to become new Manchester United player. Last details to be completed with Leicester, then paperworks and the deal will be done for €93M. Maguire asked to leave, he strongly wants to join Man Utd, he also agreed personal terms for a 5 years contract and now… here we go! ✔️🔴 #MUFC #ManUnited #Maguire #transfers #ManUtd ••••••••••••••••••••••🇮🇹🇬🇧••••••••••••••••••••• Maguire al Manchester United, ci siamo 🔴 Harry Maguire è pronto per diventare un nuovo giocatore del Manchester United. Ultimi dettagli da risolvere con il Leicester, poi sarà l’ora dei contratti e si chiuderà l’affare per 93 milioni. Il giocatore ha insistito per andar via e firmare con il Man United un contratto da 5 anni: ora ci siamo ✔️🔴 @skysport #calciomercato #manchester #lcfc

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On Friday news emerged of Leicester issuing new jersey numbers ahead of the 2019/20 season as well as the player’s likely move.


Nigeria International, Kelechi Iheanacho, according to reports, will wear the number 14 in the new season, while Belgian, Youri Tielemans picked up the Nigerian’s old number – 8.


Meanwhile, Maguire retains his number 15 and will wait until Manchester United makes an official announcement on his transfer and his number – Andreas Pereira currently wears 15 at United.


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