Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Arts&Culture | By Spencer Underwood

Manchester United sign defender Victor Lindelof

Manchester United sign defender Victor Lindelof

Lindelof has always been linked with a move to United but he remained tight-lipped about a possible shift ahead of Friday's magnificent 2-1 win for Sweden over France in Stockholm, saying that he had a contract at Benfica he meant to honour.

Victor Lindelof's move to Manchester United from Benfica will be a success, according to his Sweden team-mate Sebastian Larsson.

Lindelof's arrival is the club's first piece of business in the transfer market during the close-season and the centre back will officially become a United player on 1 July.

Jose Mourinho's first choice target Victor Lindelof was completing a medical at Carrington yesterday ahead of his £30.7million move from Benfica.

He will fly to Manchester next week to undergo a medical examination and is expected to join his new teammates on their visit to the United States next month. "I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there", the Sweden worldwide said.

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Lindelof has been on worldwide duty prior to his trip to Manchester.

But Lindelof, who started his career with lowly Swedish club Vasteras before moving to Benfica in 2011, said he is willing to fight for his starting place. "I know that our fantastic group of players will welcome him as one of us".

Lindelof, 22, was named in the Team of the Tournament at the 2015 European Under-21 Championship as Sweden upset the odds to lift the trophy and has since made 12 appearances for the senior side. Alvaro Morata is said to have agreed a deal to sign, and speculation is rife on Ivan Perisic joining the club.

Nevertheless, it shouldn't take away from the fact that signing Lindelof, 22, is a great bit of business, as despite still being relatively young, he has amassed great experience at club and worldwide level. I think he's good enough for the big clubs out there.

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