Man Utd to sign Swedish defender Lindelof

Ross Houston
June 14, 2017

Manchester United are on the verge of completing their first signing of the summer with Sweden worldwide Victor Lindelof agreeing to a reported £30.75 million deal last week.

Manchester United will sign Benfica central defender Victor Lindelof after his worldwide duties with Sweden finish on Tuesday.

The transfer is subject to Lindelof agreeing personal terms with United and passing a medical next week.

The club hope to make a formal announcement he has become a United player within the next 24 hours as they try to wrap up their transfer business early.

In November 2016, when Lindelof's name was first linked with United, Ibrahimovic said his former Sweden teammate was "good enough" for the club.

Janusz Michallik sees Man United's deal agreement with Victor Lindelof as a move of great value with plenty of upside.

Despite boasting the second best defensive record in the Premier League last season having conceded just 29 goals in 38 games, United have been looking for defensive reinforcements this summer with Mourinho seemingly keen to find a long-term central partner for Eric Bailly.

United have reportedly agreed on a fee with Benfica for the Swedish defender, with only his medical left to complete.

United have been trailing Lindelof all season, with transfer speculation peaking in January.

Lindelof is involved in Sweden's friendly worldwide against Norway on Tuesday night and if expected to fly straight to Manchester after the game, where he will undergo a medical before the official confirmation of his arrival comes from the Old Trafford club.

The Sweden defender joined Benfica from hometown club Vasteras in 2012 and has won three Portuguese league titles and two Portuguese Cups during his time in Lisbon.

It's tempting to think that in buying Lindelof to play with Bailly, Mourinho is attempting to create a new version of what was perhaps United's finest center back partnership of the modern era in Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. In the 2016/2017 season, the Ivorian global made 2.4 tackles and interceptions per game as against Lindelof who managed 1.7 interceptions and 0.6 tackles per game.

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