#TransferNews: Manchester United Complete The Signing Of Benfica Defender
Manchester United have completed the signing of Sweden defender, Victor Lindelof from Benfica.
The 22-year-old defender will become an official United player come July 1 and has signed a four-year-contract with the option of one more year.
Lindelof will cost Manchester United £30.7 million with a further £8.8 million paid on incentives based on his performance.
Manager Jose Mourinho said: “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 added: “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.
“I’m keen to get started and make my contribution to the team’s efforts to win more trophies.”