We’re quickly losing patience with Victor Lindelof’s move to Manchester United, which has been off and on more times than your Nan’s kettle.
Serious talk of a move for the Benfica defender came as early as November, with December bringing numerous reassurances that a deal would happen when the transfer window opened.
Then no sooner had January arrived, that all sorts of issues were being touted as reasons for slowing the deal. Firstly Jose Mourinho was said to have changed his mind, then Benfica stalled, then Lindelof’s former club raised an issue about a sell-on clause. All the while, we sighed and wished it would either happen or sod off.
Now, there has been another supposed development. Vasteras, Lindelof’s home club, have agreed to forgo the full sell-on percentage they originally believed they were entitled to.
We even have a quote from Vasteras’ president Bengt Ake Nilsson:
“We have an agreement with Benfica. We no longer have problems with them. It is good for us.”
In the Daily Mirror, Simon Mullock writes that this detail being ironed out means that the deal will happen soon, with Lindelof being given the No. 2 shirt at Old Trafford and signing a five-and-half-year deal worth £115,000 a week.