Man United agree deal for tough-tackling CB, announcement imminent

Sporting Braga's forward Rafa (L) vies with Benfica's Swedish defender Victor Nilsson-Lindelof during the Portuguese league football match SL Benfica vs SC Braga at the Municipal stadium in Aveiro on August 7, 2016. / AFP / FRANCISCO LEONG (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

It is often said that “offense win games for a team and defense wins Championships”, which explains why Man United manager Jose Mourinho may not relent in his quest to solidify the defense of the Red Devils.

According to reports making the rounds, Man United are on the cusp of capturing Swede international and Benfica centre-back Victor Lindolf.

Man United made frantic efforts to sign the player in the January transfer window but all the advances of the United failed to pull through. However,  O Correio de Manha claim that an agreement is already in place as a €34 million offer has been accepted which is also subject to increase by six million more for performances.

The report claims that the deal for the player will be announced after the 9th of June as Sweden are billed to take on France in the World Cup qualifiers. His agent is expected to travel to Paris so as to finalise the deal for the player.

As typical with most players, the 22-year-old tough tackling centre-back has played down any possible move to Old Trafford.

He told VLT: “There are rumours that there is always, at all times.

I will say the same thing I always do, I have a contract with Benfica.

“I have played there for five years and really enjoy myself.

“I’m still young and I feel I’m developing all of the time, football down there gives me a lot.

“So my answer will always be that I get on very well at Benfica and that’s where my focus is.”

Man United end the last campaign as the team with the second best defensive record but the injury vulnerability of the players has left Jose Mourinho with no choice than to bolster his squad.