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How Manchester United transfer target Harry Maguire compares with 2017/18 Virgil van Dijk

Manchester United have reportedly agreed on a world-record £80million deal for Leicester defender Harry Maguire.

That will see him become the world’s most expensive defender, topping the £75million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk, in 2018.

Virgil’s arrival may be remembered as the starting point of a new era of success for the Merseyside giants. Every football fan would struggle to find another player who has made as much of an impact as he has in 18 months for the Reds.

How does Maguire compare with Virgil van Dijk when he was at Southampton – and could he make the same impact at Manchester United?

Present day Harry Maguire vs 2017/18 Virgil van Dijk

  • Current Ability: 147/200 vs 159/200
  • Potential Ability: 153/200 vs 167/200
  • Age: 26 vs 26

Technical attributes

  • First Touch: 12/14
  • Heading: 17/18
  • Marking: 15/13
  • Passing: 14/14
  • Tackling: 16/15
  • Technique: 13/13

Present day Harry Maguire: 87

2017/18 Virgil van Dijk: 87

Mental attributes

  • Aggression: 15/17
  • Anticipation: 14/14
  • Bravery: 16/14
  • Composure: 15/15
  • Concentration: 12/11
  • Decisions: 13/11
  • Positioning: 15/15
  • Vision: 13/12

Present day Harry Maguire: 113

2017/18 Virgil van Dijk: 109

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