The transfer season, much like the Chamber of Secrets, is open yet again and the sight of agents and officials scurrying across Europe to complete deals will be a common sight for pretty much all summer. The likes of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have already stamped their mark across the window after completing mega million deals for Joao Felix and Antoine Griezmann respectively. Real Madrid haven’t been left behind as well, after snapping up Eden Hazard from Chelsea. But that surely is not all, as a number of other European heavyweights are working towards completing blockbuster signings for the next season.
On that note, let’s have a look at the top 5 mega-million signings that could still go over the line this summer.
#5 Harry Maguire (Leicester City)
Manchester United have a considerable share of the spotlight in the transfer market this summer. After suffering through a horrendous season before which they hardly made any valuable additions, The Red Devils will be keen to avoid the same error this time.
Invigorating the defensive personnel remains a crucial target for United this summer and they have been linked with some high-profile defenders accordingly. Absence in this season’s Champions League has cost them the signature of Matthijs de Ligt, however, Harry Maguire is pretty much within their grasp.
The Leicester City center-half is the best in his craft after Virgil van Dijk and no wonder the Foxes are demanding a world-record fee for their prized asset.
Leicester won’t budge for anything less than £90m and United have an offer of £80m in place(£60m upfront and £20m in add-ons). Pragmatically, Maguire also remains the only best option for the Red Devils to chase given that Manchester City have already pulled out of the race for his signature and he is also ready to keep his Champions League ambitions aside to play at Old Trafford.
If United do land the 26-year-old, they will definitely improve a lot at the heart of the defence, knowing how the likes of Smalling, Jones and Rojo have been consistently churning out below-par performances for years.