Harry Maguire: Chelsea's entire backline cost £80m, same as Man United's defender

Harry Maguire: Chelsea's entire backline cost £80m, same as Man United's defender

- Harry Maguire joined Manchester United from Leicester City for £80m last year

- The same amount is what Chelsea spent to assemble their entire backline

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to find a lasting solution to their leaky defence

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Harry Maguire cost Manchester United a staggering sum of £80 million - the same amount Chelsea spent to assemble their backline.

The England defender joined the Red Devils from fellow Premier League outfit Leicester City in a six-year deal.

Frank Lampard, on the other hand, brought Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy to Stamford Bridge to block his leaky defence in the summer.

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The 42-year-old landed Silva on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain while paying £22 million for the services of his 28-year-old goalkeeper.

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He also landed Chilwell from the King Power Stadium on a five-year contract in the range of £45 million as reported by Republic World.

The Blues legend also promoted Reece James to the first team and provide cover for the defence on the right flank.

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And the inclusion of the 21-year-old did not cost Chelsea a single dime - becoming the second player with zero transfer cost apart from Silva.

Kurt Zouma joined London club in 2014 in a deal around £13 million from French League side Saint-Etienne. And the total amount of these players equals to the same amount United splashed on just one player.

Harry Maguire: Chelsea's entire backline cost £80m, same as Man United's defender

Harry Maguire's £80m price tag same as the entire Chelsea backline. Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside.
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Yet, they have not found a lasting solution to their leaky defence having conceded 14 goals and scored 12 in seven Premier League appearances so far this campaign.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Harry Maguire might not be available for Man United when they face a tricky test against Newcastle at St. James' Park over the weekend.

The Red Devils' captain has been heavily criticised for his poor form since the start of the new season but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in strong defence of his player.

The former Leicester City centre-back was sent off in the first half during England's 1-0 loss to Denmark in the Nations League at Wembley Stadium.

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