Fee for Man United's first summer signing confirmed by club

Report Man Utd end interest in Keane after sealing Lindelöf deal

Report Man Utd end interest in Keane after sealing Lindelöf deal

Manchester United on Saturday reached an agreement with Benfica for the transfer of 22-year-old Swedish defender Victor Lindelof, the Premier League affiliate announced.

The Swedish worldwide will sign for a €35 million fee from Benfica, subject to personal terms being agreed and a successful medical in Manchester this week. The last season at Benfica, during which he played 47 times, was his first campaign as a starter.

United first made contact regarding Lindelof last December and Jorge Mendes, the agent trusted implicitly by Benfica, acted as the negotiator, even though he is not the player's agent.

"It goes without saying the Premier League and England is a completely different culture and he will have to handle that".

However, the annual turnover of Vasteras, now in Sweden's Division 1 Norra (the country's third tier), is said to be around £580,000 - or in other terms, less than one-sixth of the £3.7m fee from Lindelof's United transfer. However, when called upon for his very best, he was superb in the final of the Europa League, helping his team to a clean sheet and a 2-0 win over Ajax.

Lindelof is playing for Sweden tonight in a friendly against Norway but the newspaper says he'll fly to the UK tomorrow to complete a move that will see United pay an initial fee in the region of £30m.

In terms of his contribution to his country, the physical centre-back has represented Sweden at both youth and senior level, winning the European Championship with the U21 side in 2015 and being named in the team of the tournament.

He netted two goals over 72 games with Benfica. And United fans would hope Lindelof is able to have a similar impact on the squad and their results.

He then left for Madrid, who had finished three points behind Pep Guardiola's Barcelona in La Liga and exited the Champions League to Lyon at the round-of-16 stage under Manuel Pellegrini. "You have to compose yourself and, as I said, stay sober". Football there gives me a lot. "He needs improvement, but I think Jose is going to take good care of him".

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