Manchester United sign Sweden defender Lindelof
MANCHESTER, England (AP):
Manchester United have made Victor Lindelof the team's first off-season signing, bringing in the Sweden centre back from Benfica for €35 million (£39.4 million).
Both clubs announced the transfer yesterday.
Benfica gave the fee, which could rise by €10 million (£$11.25 million) in add-ons. United said the 22-year-old Lindelhof has signed a four-year contract with the option of a further year.
Lindelof made 32 appearances this season as Benfica retained the Portuguese league title. He began his career with Vasteras SK and moved to Benfica in 2011, progressing through the club's youth system before establishing a place in the first team during the 2015-16 season.
United manager Jose Mourinho said Lindelof is a "very talented young player", adding "our season last year showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad".