Victor Lindelof’s on-off move to Manchester United is reportedly back on after Benfica settled a dispute with the defender’s former club.
Serious talk of a move for the centre-back came as early as November, with December bringing numerous reassurances that a deal would happen when the transfer window opened.
Then no sooner had January arrived, all sorts of issues were being touted as reasons for slowing the deal. Firstly Jose Mourinho was said to have changed his mind, then Benfica stalled, then Lindelof’s former club raised an issue about a sell-on clause.
Vasteras claimed they are entitled to 20 per cent of any fee Benfica recoup for the Sweden international, but the Portuguese giants disputed this, leading to speculation that Lindelof’s United move could be scrapped.
But after negotiations in Sweden, Vasteras have reportedly agreed to settle for 10 per cent of the £38million United are prepared to pay Benfica, with the club’s president Bengt Ake Nilsson saying:
“We have an agreement with Benfica. We no longer have problems with them. It is good for us.”
The Mirror claims that this detail being ironed out means that the deal will happen soon, with Lindelof being given the No. 2 shirt at Old Trafford and signing a five-and-half-year deal worth £115,000 a week.