Victor Lindelof talks out about his future at Benfica

by Leo Nieboer

Victor Lindelof has opened up about his Benfica future amid rumours of a potential move to Manchester United, noting that his focus lies firmly with the Portuguese champions.

It was reported back in the January transfer window that the Swede had signed a pre-contract agreement with Man United ahead of a summer transfer.

Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira reportedly flew to Manchester on Thursday to discuss a potential double deal involving Lindelof and full-back Nelson Semedo.

But the 22-year-old, speaking to VLT, had made it clear that he is focused on his endeavours at Benfica.

“There are rumours that there is always, at all times,” he said.

“I will say the same thing I always do, I have a contract with Benfica. I have played there for five years and really enjoy myself.

“I’m still young and I feel I’m developing all of the time, football down there gives me a lot. So my answer will always be that I get on very well at Benfica and that’s where my focus is.”

You can understand why Lindelof may have reservations over packing his bags for Old Trafford at this given time. He will, after all, play Champions League football next season for a Benfica side that simply doesn’t understand losing in the comparatively slower Primera Liga. His place in the starting XI at Man United, on the other hand, might not be completely assured if he did move over the next few weeks.

Lindelof has just enjoyed his first season as a regular under manager Rui Vitoria, making 46 appearances in total, and he may feel as if more time with the Portuguese giants is necessary before making the eventual step up.

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