New boys eye shock deal for Man United’s £75,000-a-week defender: report

According to the Mirror, Manchester United could agree a loan deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers for Victor Lindelof. The newly-promoted Premier League side want the out-of-form defender next season as they look to build a squad capable of staving off relegation.

United could be open to letting Lindelof leave as the 23-year-old has struggled for form and playing time. Signed from Benfica last summer, Lindelof has made just 13 Premier League starts under Jose Mourinho, with Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly preferred at the heart of the defence.

As a result, Wolves stand a good chance of landing the Swede’s signature, especially as Mourinho wouldn’t view them as a title-rival. It’s unknown what Lindelof wants, however, as he’s barely been at Old Trafford for a year and he’s already being linked with a move away from Manchester.

If he’s not given a guarantee of playing time next season, he could be open to a loan move elsewhere, but he was featured for the first-team in recent weeks which is likely to mean a decision on his future won’t be made hastily.

It would be a shock seeing him at Wolves but may also be good for his development to get a regular run in the Premier League.

Mourinho would be forced to replace the £75k-per-week defender, albeit temporarily, if he sanctions a loan deal with Wolves or another suitor, so he may instead keep the defender as back-up. Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind are expected to leave this summer so United could be short of depth at the back.

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