Victor Lindelof’s Agent Reveals Secret Transfer Talk with Barcelona in Last Summer

Victor Lindelof

Victor Lindelof will only look to leave Manchester United in the summer if a move gets the green light from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his agent has revealed.

According to his agent, Hasan Cetinkaya, Lindelof was subject to interest from LaLiga clubs Barcelona after they failed to land former Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt at Camp Nou.

“Lindelof was perhaps Man United’s best player last season, and there was a lot of interest from clubs that are even better than United at the moment.” Cetinkaya said.

“When Matthijs De Ligt chose Juventus, Victor was pronounced Barcelona’s first choice. His way of playing, his DNA, is very close to Barcelona’s way of playing.” Centinkaya added.

The Swedish centre-back joined United in 2017 and has made 74 appearances so far. Lindelof has signed a new long-term contract with United, keeping him at Old Trafford until at least June 2024.

Lindelof is determined to fight for his place at United. He has been considering his options this season after struggling to establish himself as a first team regular since Solskjaer’s appointment as manager in December 2018.

“He is one of the world’s best centre-backs with the ball at his feet, and Barcelona wanted him. That’s how it was. I can talk about that now.

“They contacted Ed Woodward on numerous occasions with concrete offers. I had a meeting with their transfer manager, Matt Judge, to try to make a transition.

“But they just said: ‘There is no chance. Victor is one of our best players’. It ended up being a new agreement instead, even though Victor actually had three years left.

“Usually, they do not make extensions with players who have so long left on the contract, but when there was an interest at this level they had no other option.”

United’s form in the Premier League has dropped alarmingly this season. Solskjaer’s side have taken just 8 points from their last 7 matches in the English top-flight.

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