Victor Lindelof’s stellar recent performance has led Manchester United to decide to activate the contract extension clause, according to The Daily Star.
Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez’s injury absence over the past few weeks has made the Sweden international a crucial player for the Red Devils.
With his positioning and focus, the center-back has made an impression. The injury crisis should allow him to maintain his starting position for the remainder of the season.
The 12-month option in his contract will reportedly be exercised by United. The 28-year-old will be bound to them as a result through the summer of 2025.
A summertime sale of Lindelof has not yet been ruled out. Unless they can recover the £31 million transfer fee they paid to Benfica, United intend to keep him for another year.
Man United are choosing wisely
Erik ten Hag has preferred Varane and Martinez as the central defensive pairing, keeping Lindelof and Harry Maguire frequently on the bench this season.
Both players’ futures have generated speculation as a result, but in our opinion, Lindelof shouldn’t be traded this summer. The Swedish player is still in the height of his powers.
Maguire, who has a history of making defensive mistakes, should be replaced by him at United. It has already been suggested that he might leave this summer.
If that occurs, the team must look for another left-footed center back. According to recent reports, Goncalo Inacio of Sporting Lisbon might be United’s top target.
After Martinez, the Red Devils are currently lacking a second left-footed center-back. Luke Shaw has frequently been used by Ten Hag as a supplemental central defender.