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Defender Victor Lindelof Joins Manchester United On A Four Year Deal

Defender Victor Lindelof Joins Manchester United On A Four Year Deal
15/6/2017

Victor Lindelof has completed his move from Benfica to Manchester United, with a four. our year deal and an option for an extra year

Becoming one of the Manchester United, three or four high profile transfers this summer, completed his medical at United's training complex on Wednesday and Benfica have confirmed the Premier League side will pay £30.7m (€35m) to sign the centre-back, with a further £8.8m (€10m) payable based on performance incentives.

He will line-up with United in his debut Match during the pre-season in july

Manager Jose Mourinho said: "Victor is a very talented young player, who has a great future ahead of him at United.

"Our season last year showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad and Victor is the first to join us this summer.
"I know that our fantastic group of players will welcome him as one of us."

Lindelof has been a long-term target for Mourinho and could be one of three or four high profile signings at United this summer, as they prepare for a 2017/18 campaign in which they will return to the Champions League.


Lindelof added: "I am thrilled to be joining Manchester United.

"I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there. But I'm looking forward to playing in the Premier League at Old Trafford and for Jose Mourinho.

"I'm keen to get started and make my contribution to the team's efforts to win more trophies.". 

Concerning Competition In The Heart Of The United Defense, He told ManU Tv

"Of course there are some great players here in my position," he said.

"I'm here to do my best to try to help the team as much as I can and it's always good to have other good players around you. When you have that, you get better as well.

"I think every move means you have to adapt to a new environment but I feel comfortable in myself. I trust myself and it's going to be tough but I'm looking forward to it.

"I always had a dream of coming here to play in the Premier League so, for me, it's a dream come true."
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