Football

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Wants Manchester United to Sign Benfica’s Victor Lindelof

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Wants Manchester United to Sign Benfica’s Victor Lindelof

Manchester United have been advised to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof – by none other than their own striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Lindelof hails from Sweden, just like Ibrahimovic, and the 22-year-old centre-back is well known to United’s superstar forward.

According to the Metro, United have had scouts present at Benfica matches to watch Lindelof in recent months as his excellent form continued for the Portuguese club.

When asked for his thoughts on whether or not Lindelof is ready for a move to a club like Manchester United, Zlatan seemed confident he’d be up to the task.

Speaking via the Mirror, he said: “I think Victor is doing great things, he is playing good for Benfica, he gets a lot of responsibility for the national team now, he is growing.

“Is he good enough for United? I think he’s good enough for the big clubs out there. It’s up to him what he wants and what the situation says. Whatever he chooses will be good for him.

“I know he is hot on the market so let him make the right choice, what fits him good.”

As we told you earlier this week, United are widely thought to be in the market for a centre-back in the January transfer window, with Chris Smalling seemingly falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho.

And having played in the Portuguese league, in the Champions League, and for his country, Lindelof could be the very man to solve the Red Devils’ defensive issues.

What do you think of Ibra’s comments? Should United move for Lindelof?

Let us know in the comments section below…

More in Football

How Successful Has the Return of the Bundesliga Been?

Jonny BoyleJune 17, 2020

Why Bayern Munich May Be One More Tough Test Away From the Bundesliga Title

Jonny BoyleJune 3, 2020

Are Hakim Ziyech’s Comments About the 2018-19 Champions League Final Fair?

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

EFL League One Playoff Decision Puts Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Position at Risk

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020

France Football Select Celtic Kit as One of the Greatest Football Strips of All-Time

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Sadio Mane Admits He Was ‘Thinking About Man Utd’ Before His Liverpool Move

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020