BREAKING: Manchester United Hold Talks With Benfica Over The Signing Of Victor Lindelof
Posted by Jordan Clarke | Published on December 20, 2016
Manchester United have held initial talks with Portuguese club Benfica over the signing of Victor Lindelof, according to Sky Sources. Delegates from Benfica have reportedly flown into Manchester where talks will be held with Manchester United’s Chief Executive Ed Woodward as United hope to land the Swedish defenders signature in a push for their top-4 challenge.
The 22-year-old is valued for around £30million and with summer signing Eric Bailly travelling to the African Cup Of Nations in January, United’s defensive options will be cut short either further. Mourinho has identified the Swede as an addition he wants for January after the club have scouted him on multiple occasions this season.
Although, bargaining with Benfica may be tough as the Portuguese club have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, and finding a replacement within the month of January may be tough, but it’s reported Manchester United will meet the demands of Benfica rather than wait until the summer.
United have also been linked with Southampton duo Virgil Van Dijk and Jose Fonte, but it seems they have opted out of the race for the highly-rated dutchman, Van Dijk, and started the negotiations of landing Lindelof’s signature.
A scout report on Victor Lindelof will be posted later by us, so stay tuned.