The end of season international break is over, and now I fully expect to see some progression on the transfer front. That is all set to start tomorrow, with Victor Lindelof to undergo his Manchester United medical. That’s according to BBC journalist, Simon Stone.
Lindelof, 22, was an unused substitute in Sweden’s 1-1 draw against Norway – and now, he’ll be in Manchester within the next 24 hours – presumably to seal his move to the club following a fee being agreed with SL Benfica.
Lindelof an unused sub in Sweden draw. @ManUtd medical tomorrow
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) June 13, 2017
In my opinion, the club bringing in a new centre-half was always on the cards. Yes, Eric Bailly was sensational, but putting him aside, there were some concerning performances from both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Obviously, we also have Marcos Rojo, but we’re not really sure as to when to expect him back in action following injury.
As for Lindelof being that man, he’s a player that I’ve not seen much of. However, we have to trust Jose Mourinho. Last summer, he made four signings and got every single one of them correct – including a move for the aforementioned Bailly who was a relative unknown at the time.
If things do click between Bailly and Lindelof, we could be looking at a centre-back pairing that has the potential to last for over a decade.