Jose Mourinho dealt transfer blow as target signs new deal – report

Manchester United Football Club had a relatively quiet January transfer window, particularly in terms of incoming players. Jose Mourinho’s men were heavily linked with a move to bring in Victor Lindelof from SL Benfica, but as we all know that didn’t happen.

There was then talk about the possibility of signing the 22-year-old Swede when the summer comes around, but now that may not happen.

Reports coming from The Sun have stated that Lindelof has now put pen to paper on a new long-term contract with the Primeira Liga side, keeping him in Portugal until the 2021/22 season.

So it now looks as though Manchester United’s decision to not sign the centre-half in the mid-season transfer window could come back to haunt them in one way or another. Either, they’ll have to pay even more money to land him or they won’t be able to secure the signature whatsoever.

It’s clear from this interest that Jose Mourinho is at the very least thinking about the possibility of adding another defender to the squad, but now he may have to look elsewhere.

Lindelof is a young guy, exactly the same age as Eric Bailly in fact. He’s a player that I personally don’t know an awful lot about, but you have to say that Jose Mourinho got every single one of his summer transfer targets correctly. With that in mind, you have to back our manager’s transfer decisions 100%.

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