Former Manchester United star Jesper Blomqvist has welcomed the club’s interest in Victor Lindelof – describing the player as a combination of two of the club’s former defenders.
The Benfica centre-half/ Right Back as emerged as one of Jose Mourinho’s top targets in January, with Sky Sports reporting on Tuesday officials from the Portuguese club had flown to Manchester to wrap up the finer details of his £38million switch.
And fellow Swede Blomqvist says United will be buying a defender of real quality if they land their man, saying Lindelof can be compared to Rio Ferdinand and Ronny Johnsen.
He told the Manchester Evening News.
“I was watching the November match between Sweden and France on TV and caught a glimpse of Jose Mourinho in the stand and my first thought was that it could only be Victor Lindelof he was looking at,”
“My second thought was what a great signing that would be for the player and Manchester United. It would be perfect.
“I have seen him play for the national Under-21s the senior side and in the Champions League for Benfica and he has the right qualities.
“He’s quick, confident with the ball, likes to play and is very strong. For United fans I think the best comparisons would be with Rio Ferdinand and Ronny Johnsen. I’m not saying he is at their level yet but he is very capable of getting there.