Man United confirm Victor Lindelof arrival

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof from Benfica on a four-year contract.

Yesterday, it was reported that the defender, who is believed to have cost the Red Devils £31 million, had arrived to Aon Training Complex to undergo a medical.

The 22-year-old’s arrival has now been officially confirmed by the 20-time English champions, and the Swede will make his debut in the club’s pre-season tour of the United States starting next month.

“I am thrilled to be joining Manchester United. I have enjoyed my time at Benfica enormously and I have learned a lot there. But I’m looking forward to playing in the Premier League at Old Trafford and for Jose Mourinho,” Lindelof told the club’s official website.

“I’m keen to get started and make my contribution to the team’s efforts to win more trophies.”

I’m delighted to join this amazing club. Thank you all for the warm welcome! Can’t wait to get started. @manchesterunited

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Meanwhile, Mourinho added: “Victor is a very talented young player, who has a great future ahead of him at United. Our season last year showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad and Victor is the first to join us this summer.

“I know that our fantastic group of players will welcome him as one of us.”

Lindelof joined the Portuguese outfit Benfica in 2012 from Vasteras SK.

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