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Victor Lindelof to join Manchester United after deal agreed with Benfica

The deal for the Swedish centre back is still subject to a medical examination, international clearance and personal terms

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 June, 2017, 2:28pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 11 June, 2017, 2:28pm

Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Swedish international centre-back Victor Lindelof from Benfica for 35 million (HK$305.39m).

The deal is still subject to a medical examination, international clearance and personal terms, United said in a statement.

“A further announcement will be made once the transfer is complete,” the statement added.

The Portuguese club later confirmed the deal includes a 10m bonus.

Lindelof, 22, joined Benfica from home-town club Vasteras SK in 2012 and has won three Portuguese league titles and two Portuguese Cups during his time in Lisbon.

He is in line to become the second centre-back signed by United manager Jose Mourinho following last year’s £30m (HK$298.1m) capture of Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly from Villarreal.

Mourinho also has England pair Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at his disposal, along with Argentina international Marcos Rojo, while Dutch utility man Daley Blind has slotted into central defence on occasion.

Lindelof will be United’s first new signing of the close season.

They are also in the market for a striker, having included Zlatan Ibrahimovic, currently sidelined by a serious knee injury, on their list of players due to be released on Friday.