This Is How Much Manchester United Will Pay To Secure Their First Big-Money Summer Transfer This Month

Manchester United have finally agreed on a deal for Swedish defender Victor Lindelof. After several months of transfer debacle, the Red Devils have signed the player for a relatively reasonable sum of money for a top-class central defender. Now, Benfica have released exact figures of the fee that has been agreed between the two clubs.

As part of the compensation, Manchester United will be coming up with a straight sum of €35million for the player. Benfica have decided to accept more in the form of performance-related bonuses. United will be paying up to €10million depending on the success of the player at Old Trafford.

While this works out to €45million, United may actually end up paying a lot more if the payment is spread over several years. The British pound has been depreciating in value quite drastically since the exit from the European Union, while the latest results of the elections have also affected the value.

Lindelof though, will be a quality addition to United’s squad, as he has been demonstrating the same at Benfica over the last couple of years. Since coming to the Portuguese club in 2012 for a relatively low figure, he spent majority of his time at Benfica in the B team. He was promoted to the senior setup only in 2015 and he has not looked back since then. Last season, he featured in 32 league matches and also scored a goal.

It is widely expected that Lindelof will be partnered alongside Eric Bailly in the centre of the Manchester United defence. The move is also expected to cause potential exit of players like Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw, who have been widely criticised by the manager in the past.

Lindelof is undoubtedly a quality player and is a shrewd signing by Jose Mourinho. Expect the Swede to take the Premier League by storm as he is known for his excellent defensive skills and composure. He is an accurate passer and will turn out to be a great ball playing defender, which we have lacked for years now.

Great job Jose! What a start to the transfer window!