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“No problem…” Victor Lindelöf wants a contract extension after INEOS decision



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Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has emphasised that he is happy to remain at the club for years to come after INEOS extended his current contract by one season.

Making 18 Premier League appearances so far this season, only Diogo Dalot and Raphaël Varane have played in the Red Devils’ backline more often than the Swedish international.

Despite this, Lindelöf has been frequently linked with a move away from United, with his future at the club remaining uncertain since the arrival of Sir Jim Ratcliffe at the club.

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Though United and INEOS decided to trigger their automatic one-year extension in Lindelöf’s deal, no new deal has been agreed, with Lindelof’s deal now expiring at the end of next season.

With United expected to undergo a mass exodus this summer, Lindelöf is one of several names that have been reported as sellable assets by United.

Questioned by international reporters whether he expects to remain at the club beyond this season, the centre-back revealed that he has no issues with staying for the foreseeable future, which would require the club to hand him a new contract.

“I feel good at the club and have been at Manchester United for many, many years,” Lindelof told the reporters. “We extended my contract by a year, I feel good, and I see no problem with staying and continuing to represent the club. It’s a club I really enjoy playing for.” 

Asked if he could see himself moving to a Saudi Pro League side, Lindelof clarified that he feels it is too early in his career for him to give up playing in Europe.

“I haven’t actually thought about it,” the defender stated. “I don’t really feel like I’m there in my career that I want to get down to moving away. I feel that I want to stay in Europe and play football at that level.”

If Lindelof was to leave United, he would follow in the footsteps of fellow Sweden international Anthony Elanga.

Elanga left United for £15 million last summer, a move that current Sweden manager Jon Dahl Tomasson told reporters was “a good choice for him”.