The agent of Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has hinted that a big European team is after the Swedish international.
Hasan Cetinkaya did say, though, that the defender’s departure is dependent on the Red Devils:
“Lindelof is in the orbit of a great European club but leaving United depends on the English club.”
The team in question is believed to be Barcelona but United are said to be refusing to sell the 24-year-old. Fans on Twitter are hoping the club keep to their current stance:
If he leaves we are doomed
— LYK77 (@Runningmanrock7) 9 July 2019
Oh it’s all going wrong
— Nathan (@UtdNathann) 9 July 2019
He isn’t leaving calm down
— Prosper (@onukwuliprosper) 9 July 2019
He’s not leaving ✋🏻
— Eduardo the football fan (@Eduardo_Foot) 9 July 2019
Lindelof getting a new contract then
— BRING BACK AM9 (@_LeeMUFC) 9 July 2019
Please Victor no 😢💔
— Josh Leigh🔰 (@JoshLeigh9) 9 July 2019
Another agent saying unnecessary things to destabilize the team. Why not keep quite??
— maitse (@maitsem) 9 July 2019
Yeah we won’t let him go
— Jake (@ManUtdFront) 9 July 2019
Please no. I will cry.
— VL2 (@utddanz) 9 July 2019
Look like someone wants bigger contract
— Johan Pramudyo (@JPramudyo) 9 July 2019
this is not for sale
Even if you give us 100 mil we wont sell
— Gabriel Konadu Afriy (@GabrielAfriy) 9 July 2019
Lindelof has a contract that runs until 2021, with United having the option of extending it for another year.
The Manchester club are, therefore, in a very strong position to keep the centre-back, with the player effectively three years away from the end of his current deal.
Cetinkaya could well be angling for a pay rise for Lindelof with his comments, but if Barcelona do make a bid, United are certainly not in a mood for selling any time soon.
The Swedish star was the club’s best centre-half last campaign and will be integral to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans heading into the new season.