Leicester announces signing of Harry Maguire from Hull; reported £17M fee
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Harry Maguire isn't going down with Hull City.

On Thursday, Leicester City announced the signing of Maguire from Hull for a transfer fee that, according to the Guardian, is valued at around £17 million. The English defender put pen to paper on a five-year contract and will join the Foxes in early July, ahead of their pre-season training camp in Austria.

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"It's obviously a very exciting time for myself," Maguire said. "Once I had my eyes on this club, I always wanted to join. Thankfully I'm here so I can't wait to get the season started and kick on.

"There were a number of clubs interested, but when I met the manager here, he pretty much swayed it into the direction of this club. He showed me the way that the club is going. It's on the up and it looks very promising for the future, so credit to the gaffer. You can see that with the structure of the club, it's going to look upwards rather than down so that was a big reason why, as soon as I knew there was an interest, I wanted to jump at the opportunity."

Maguire - a product of Sheffield United - joined Hull for £2.5 million in 2014. He made 29 Premier League appearances as the Tigers were relegated from the top flight of English football last season, and completed 29 take-ons, more than any other centre-back in the league.

Here's video of Maguire's first day at Leicester:

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