According to latest developments, Victor Lindelof’s United move has been presently halted because of a disagreement between Benfica and the defender’s former club Vasteras.
Lindelof speculated move to Manchester United keeps getting stronger as numerous events indicates that he would eventually be a red devil player in January. But in the twist of event, it is now reported that Portuguese side Benfica are locked in conflict with Lindelof’s previous club because of a €250,000 payment which was never given to them after a bonus clause was reached amongst them.
Things are not as light as we thought, because Vasteras are taking Benfica to court over the month and given that he is being linked with a £38m move to Man United, from which Vasteras may be owed a percentage cut as well, it is definitely in their best interest to get what they are owed.
Nevertheless, we wonder what went wrong with Benfica, considering how big they are and how little this payment is when compared to how players are bought or sold.
The January transfer window is just a few days away, and even if some United fans can’t wait to see him in Old Trafford, some wants all transactions be delayed till things got sorted out. But from our observations, Jose Mourinho looks like someone who will want a quick agreement to be made if he actually want Lindelof in Old Trafford next year.
Nevertheless, we are sure Benfica, considering the huge profit they stand to make if they sell Lindelof to United next month, would want to quickly settle any hurdle that might stop the deal. .