Manchester United make massive bid – report

TTF has spoken already this week about Manchester United’s potential interest in Swedish centre back Victor Lindelof.

But the move has already been escalated by the press into a mammoth potential transfer.

British media outlet, The Mirror, reports:

Manchester United have made a £38million bid for Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

The report states that there is a £30m release clause in the contract of the 22-year-old but that clause can’t be triggered until next summer.

Manchester United and the player are reportedly keen to get the deal over the line now so they are prepared to pay another £8m in what would be a huge transfer for a player of such a low profile.

Still only 22, Lindelof has represented Sweden on 11 occasions and scored one goal. The centre back, who can also operate on the right of the defence, has started to nail down a place in the Benfica starting XI after his breakthrough campaign last year.

He’s played 18 club games for the Portuguese side this season.

Manchester United have been doing surprisingly well in the defensive department since Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling got injured in the autumn.

But, with Bailly off the The African Nations Cup in January and Smalling off the pace, few would be surprised if Jose Mourinho added another defender. He has, after all, always been known as a manager who likes to build from the back.

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