Date: 21st December 2016 at 12:13pm
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Manchester United have agreed a deal for Benfica defender, Victor Lindelof, to join in January, according to reports from Portugal (via Sport Witness).

The Sweden international has agreed terms on a five-year deal which will see him earn a pay rise of 1650%, not a bad deal we’d say.

However, Southampton fans can take heart from this news, as it could lessen Jose Mourinho’s interest in his compatriot, Saints captain Jose Fonte.

The Portugal international was part of the squad which won the European Championships over the summer, thus becoming the only player to have ever won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and a European Championship.

The future of the 32-year-old has been up in the air this season, with many reports linking him with a move to Old Trafford, whilst St. Mary’s boss Claude Puel’s decision to leave him on the bench for the 3-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday only added fuel to the fire.

The 32-year-old was left on the bench at Bournemouth.
Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Regardless of his contract situation, the former Crystal Palace man, who took a step down to join Saints in League One, is a legend on the south coast, and fans will be hoping his issues are resolved and he is back in the side alongside Virgil van Dijk on a more regular basis.

 
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