Erik ten Hag wants to keep Victor Lindelof at Manchester United amidst transfer interest
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants to keep Victor Lindelof at the club despite interest from other teams in the defender, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
In January, the Dutch manager’s stance was the same as he did not want to lose the Sweden international. The gaffer has ‘no intention’ of parting ways with the centre-back in the ongoing transfer window.
The 28-year-old has established himself as a key player for the Red Devils under Ten Hag. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether any side will be able to change the Old Trafford side’s stance.
United signed Lindelof in the summer of 2017 from SL Benfica. Since then, the defender has been ever-present in the Red Devils’ first-team setup.
Before the former Ajax Amsterdam head coach’s arrival in the Old Trafford side’s dugout, the Swedish national was often the first name on the team sheet alongside Harry Maguire.
However, both Lindelof and the England international have seen their fortunes change under Ten Hag, more so the former Leicester City star. Our former captain has become a bit-part player at the club.
On the other hand, the Swedish national has maintained some sort of pedigree. The gaffer has counted on the defender as the leading replacement in case either Lisandro Martinez or Raphael Varane are not on the pitch.
However, it would be understandable if Lindelof wanted to look for greener pastures this summer. The centre-back is in the prime age of his career and it would not be a surprise to see him leave for regular game time.
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But hopefully, Ten Hag will be able to convince the Swedish national to stay. Varane and Martinez’s injuries last season showcased the need for depth in the team. Therefore, it would be wise to keep a hold of the former Benfica star.