Defender, Harry Maguire, has completed his move to Premier League club, Hull City, after weeks of confusion.
In a move worth about £2,500,000, Maguire completes his big move from Sheffield United, after the Blades accepted an offer from the Tigers on Monday.
Maguire has been the subject of numerous offers from Hull City, and despite the Blades standing firm for so long, they finally cracked and accepted Hull City’s bid.
However, it wasn’t without controversy. The news broke that a bid had been accepted on Monday morning, through a statement that was released by Sheffield United. The club attached the article in a Tweet.
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) July 28, 2014
But then came the confusion. Hull City released a statement of their own claiming that the last bid they made for the young defender was last Wednesday (23rd July). They also attached their statement in a Tweet.
— Hull City Official (@hullcityteam) July 28, 2014
The confusion was only thwarted when Hull City Tweeted this afternoon that they had, indeed, signed Maguire. They said:
— Hull City Official (@hullcityteam) July 29, 2014
It appears that the Blades had resigned themselves to the fact that Maguire was going. They had already brought in three defenders to cover the departure. Experienced centre half, Andy Butler, has signed, along with Craig Alcock and young starlet, Harrison McGahey.
Maguire has made 134 first team appearances in his time with the Blades, and has scored 9 goals.