£17m Maguire signs five-year deal at Leicester City

£17m Maguire signs five-year deal at Leicester City

Harry Maguire has completed his transfer to Leicester City, who have tied the defender to a five-year contract at the King Power Stadium.

Despite being a regular in the Hull City side which suffered relegation from the Premier League last season, the defender did enough to suggest he wouldn’t be away from the top-flight too long. And the Foxes have ensure he will make an instant return to the elite, wrapping him up on a long-term deal after agreeing to pay a fee in the region of £17million for his signature.

“Once I had my eyes on this club, I always wanted to join,” Maguire told the official club website. “I can’t wait to get the season started and kick on. There were a number of clubs interested, but when I met the manager here, he pretty much swayed it into the direction of this club. He showed me the way that the club is going. It’s on the up and it looks very promising for the future.”

The 24-year-old becomes Craig Shakespeare’s first signing of the summer, having been handed a contract with the Foxes for keeping them up last season. Having joined the Tigers from Sheffield United in the summer of 2014 for just £2.5million, his departure represents a huge profit for the KC Stadium club, although the Blades will also share a portion of the sale.

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