The transfer saga surrounding Manchester United and Benfica’s Victor Lindelof is taking another interesting twists almost every single day. The latest report making the rounds will surely confuse everyone.
There was report two days ago as covered by Express claiming that Jose Mourinho is on the verge of completing a deal worth 38 million pounds in bringing the Swedish defender to Old Trafford.
However, the move never came true because Benfica were said to have refuse to make a certain payment to Lindelof’s former club Vasteras. However, Mirror confirmed that the payment issue was resolved as well.
Now, Portuguese media outlet Record making the rounds now claimed in an exclusive report that the defender will remain at Benfica until summer because at the moment, as United are not ready to pay a sum over €30million for him.
There are other reports suggesting that the Red Devils are ready to break the bank and make a move of 47.6 million pounds (via The Sun) to hire the services of Roma star Kostas Manloas.
Why are United ready to offer over €50million for the Greek international but not even €30million for Lindelof? Victor is a rising top quality center half. On the other hand, 25-year-old Manolas is one of the best defenders around who is currently performing at the peak of his game.
It is quite possible that the Red Devils are no longer interested in Lindelof and think that Manolas is better
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming weeks.