Manchester United have made their first signing this season and what a good buy it seems to be, Victor Jörgen Nilsson Lindelöf, commonly known as Victor Lindelöf, becomes only the fifth Swedish player to join Utd.
United announced last weekend that they had agreed on a fee of around £30.75 million to sign Lindelof and all that remained was for the centre-back to undergo a medical and agree personal terms and he has done just that.
Lindelof, who has won 12 caps for Sweden, becomes United’s most expensive defender, overtaking the £29.1m paid for Rio Ferdinand in 2002.
“I’m thrilled,” said Lindelof, who joins on a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year.
“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,” added the centre-back, who made 47 appearances as Benfica won a Portuguese domestic double last season.
“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,” said Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.