Manchester United are looking to complete the transfer of Victor Lindelof in the next few days. The Swedish international is expected to join up with José Mourinho’s squad before Eric Bailly departs for Afcon next month.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Manchester United and Benfica have agreed on a fee, and the player’s transfer is all but finalized. However, things have slowed down due to some contractual disagreement between Benfica and Lindelof’s old club, Vasteras. The transfer is now expected to go through once the pay-off between the two clubs is sorted.
Daily Star are reporting that Manchester United are hopeful of sealing an agreement for £38m, and the player will wear the number 2 shirt for the Old Trafford outfit. The report also adds that Lindelof will complete the transfer on the 1st of January 2017.
Lindelof can operate as a centre-back as well, as a right back, and will be expected to lay the foundations of a rock-solid defense alongside Bailly and Shaw for years to come. As per Star’s report, Lindelof has already played his last game for Benfica and is currently in Sweden for a winter break. His transfer to Manchester United should be completed before Benfica return to action on the 8th of January.