Manchester United are preparing a new and improved deal for Victor Lindelof, according to The Mirror and other various reports in Sweden.
The center-half was signed in the summer of 2017 in a £31million deal, and despite enduring a torrid first season at the Old Trafford, the player has nailed down a regular starting spot and has established himself as a first-choice option at center-back, alongside the new £80million signing, Harry Maguire.
Barcelona were credited with an interest in the Sweden international, but a move was apparently unlikely, as Manchester United were not going to allow their best defender to leave while Ed Woodward was trying to complete a deal for Harry Maguire.
Here’s what Lindelof had to say on the matter:
“I’m very, very happy to be a Manchester United player and I’m really looking forward to this season to start and very happy here,” said Lindleof.
“That’s my answer to that.
“I always felt like a Manchester United player but last season was a better season for me, I performed better than I did in my first.”
According to the reports, Lindelof is now set to sign a new deal with United, and the star is expected to get a massive increase on his £75,000-a-week current pay, which runs till the summer of 2021 with an option of a further 12 months.
If the reports are to believed, Victor Lindelof’s new contract is believed to be worth £150,000-a-week, keeping the former Benfica man at Old Trafford till 2025.
The Swedish international is probably our best ball-playing center-back alongside the new signing, Harry Maguire, and his recent performances have definitely earned him a new and improved deal.
The Swede is expected to play a crucial role in Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s plans to steer Manchester United back to glory, and he is widely expected to form a formidable center-half partnership with Harry Maguire.
The 24-year-old played the full 90 minutes in United’s emphatic win against Frank Lampard’s side at Old Trafford on Sunday and will travel with the squad to Molineux Stadium in their next Premier League game with Wolverhampton Wanderers.