"Real Madrid, Barcelona, City and PSG.Everything you need, you can get it."
Jürgen Klopp recently said this about the exorbitant transfer fees of the best clubs. The Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, did not like that "because it's just not true". Because the English champion simply could not buy each player. The latest example is Harry Maguire, 26, who is about to sign with Manchester United.
"Maguire is an excellent first-class player," said the former Bayern coach after his victory over Liverpool in the Community Shield: "We were interested, but we could not afford it." United could afford it He is strong in the air, good on the ball, knows how to run the game and goes very fast, he has a lot of qualities, so congratulations to United. "
Maguire will be the most expensive defense attorney in history with a transfer of 80 million pounds sterling (about 88 million euros). The Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt recently left Ajax Amsterdam for Juventus for 85.5 million euros. Previously, Dutchman Virgil Van Dijk, who left Liverpool FC for Liverpool FC in December 2017 for £ 75m (then € 84.65m) in the Premier League, set a record of transfers for the defenders.
With the change of Maguire Guardiola, ManUnited again counts among the best candidates in the fight for the title of champion.
"People say we are going to win again (the title, that is, Red.), But I'm mugging it," Guardiola said. "I do not know if it will be like last season with only two opponents, I think it will be more, there are five or six teams competing for the championship, United will be better with the players who bought them." And Arsenal Chelsea and Tottenham will also challenge us. "