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Victor Lindelof Arrives At Manchester United’s Training Ground


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Victor Lindelof has arrived at Manchester United’s training ground ahead of his €30 million move to the club

Lindelof flew in this morning and is due to undergo an examination at the clubs AON complex.

Lindelof agreed to sign for United last week. He is the first summer signing for the Red Devil’s, in a transfer window that promises a lot more.

Who is Lindelof?

Victor Nielsen Lindelof is a 22 year old Swedish center back. The Swede has played 48 games for Benfica’s first team, scoring 2 goals. He has also become a starter for the national team, accumulating 12 caps so far.

United have been interested in Lindelof for a long time. They were due to sign him in January, but decided to wait till the summer to give him a full chance to adjust to English football. Something Ray Wilkins has said he will find hard. Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ, Wilkins said of Lindelof,

““Now, when we bring someone in from Europe, it always starts with a 3. This guy has done nothing. Absolutely nothing. Yet Keane has played a season exceptionally well in the Premier League, but we’re talking £25m. This guy’s coming in at £32m, £33m, can he do it? We know Keane can, yet we’re prepared to spend.”

Lindelof has been on international duty prior to his trip to Manchester. He impressed in his teams win against France last week.

United will hope Lindelof will be the first of many. Alvaro Morata is said to have agreed a deal to sign, and speculation is rife on Ivan Perisic joining the club.

Man United will hope Lindelof will become the partner Eric Bailly needs to thrive. Could it be another Vidic and Ferdinand partnership? Or will it be just another flash in the pan? Only time will tell.