The former Benfica defender has agreed to a five year contract with the Old Trafford outfit.
It was reported last week that the Manchester club had agreed terms of the transfer fee with Victor Lindelof’s now former club Benfica and the deal was expected to be completed early this week.
On Wednesday, the club announced on their official website that the Sweden international has successfully undergone his medical and subsequently put pen to paper on a four (4) year deal.
Jose Mourinho’s side have been strongly linked with the versatile Centre back for a good while, coming inches close to completing a deal during the January transfer window of the season gone.
The eventual capture of the Sweden international makes the 22 year old United’s first signing of what is expected to be an intensively busy summer for the club.
“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. I know that our fantastic group of players will welcome him as one of us.” Mourinho said
Upon putting finishing touches on his transfer, Lindelof said: “I am thrilled to be joining Manchester United. 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 effort to win more trophies.”
Lindelof spent 5 years in Portugal with Benfica having joined from hometown club Vasteras in 2012 and has won three Primera Liga titles, two national cups, a league cup alongside a Portuguese super cup.
Benfica will receive initial sum of £30.9million, with the remainder of the balance agreed to be paid in bonus when varying objectives are met over the course of the defender’s time in Manchester.