Manchester United plan to offer Victor Lindelof a bumper three-year contract which would keep him at the club until 2025, according to a report.
The Swede, who joined the club in 2017, has become an indispensable player under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following an impressive 2018-19 campaign.
Solskjaer has stressed that, following the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City, one of his key aims is to ensure that United have a settled centre-back partnership.
And according to The Mirror, United have offered to double Lindelof’s wages with a deal which would add three years to his existing contract, keeping him at the club until 2025.
For all the talk of United’s central midfield, the most important thing to get right this season, before anything else, is that back four.
Ever since the days of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic (and Jonny Evans, god love him), United’s back four has chopped and changed, succeeded and failed, but never once has it looked settled, decided upon.
The consequence of a shaky foundation is, of course, a shaky performance – or at least an unpredictable one. By tying down both Lindelof and Maguire for six years, United are looking to address that.