United complete Lindelof signing

Manchester United have completed the signing of Swedish central defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

The 22-year-old international signed a four-year contract with an extra year option on Wednesday and will become a United player on 1 July.

Lindelof completed a medical at United's Carrington training complex on Wednesday and Benfica announced the Red Devils will pay £30.7m, plus an extra £8.8m in performance based payments.

The new signing is expected to make his debut during United’s pre-season tour of America.

Red Devils’ coach Jose Mourinho said: "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."

"I am thrilled to be joining Manchester United,” said Lindelof, who joined Benfica from his Swedish club Vasteras SK in 2012.

"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 efforts to win more trophies.".

Lindelof won three Portuguese league titles and two Portuguese Cups during his spell in Lisbon.

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