Manchester United strike deal and secure first refusal on top European talent – report

Manchester United eventually chose not to make any major signings in the January transfer window, with Jose Mourinho seemingly content with the current players he has at his disposal. However, you’d imagine the summer period will be different as the gaffer continues to mould his squad.

One player that Manchester United were heavily linked to was Victor Lindelof of SL Benfica. He’s a 22-year-old centre-back who is making a real name for himself out in Portugal at the moment.

Now, we’ve been given an update on his future from Portuguese media outlet O Jogo (translated by the Daily Star). They say that Manchester United have struck a deal with Benfica, meaning they’ll have first refusal on the Sweden international if another club comes in with an offer.

This certainly seems a smart move to make, as it gives Mourinho time to decide as to whether he believes Lindelof will be good enough. It also means he’s got a few months to watch him in action before the end of the season before making a final choice.

Whichever way the manager decides to go, we have to trust him 100%. Over the summer Jose made four signings, and you have to say that he got every single one of those moves correctly. Long may that continue…

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