Victor Lindelof is turning heads in Italy, with Juventus showing keen interest in the defender.
With Lindelof’s current contract at Old Trafford set to conclude in June 2024, whispers about his uncertain tenure at United are growing louder.
Despite taking the field 35 times for the Red Devils last season, the 29-year-old isn’t Erik ten Hag’s top pick for the centre-back position. Players like Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane are ahead of him, while Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans are also contending for similar spots.
Due to early-season injuries to Martinez and Varane, Lindelof was seen making an appearance in eight games, with four back-to-back starts in the Premier League.
Having dedicated six years to United, the Swedish international is currently playing more frequently, especially with Martinez’s long-term injury. However, the buzzing rumours hint at a possible change in the horizon for Lindelof at United.
Fichajes reports that while Lindelof is committed to showcasing his skills at elite levels, he’s also “contemplating his future” at United. Juventus, with Massimiliano Allegri at the helm, has Lindelof on their radar, particularly valuing his extensive ‘experience and defensive solidity’.
With his contract reaching its end, Lindelof can potentially explore pre-contract discussions with clubs overseas, including Juventus, by January. This comes as Juventus is on the lookout for reinforcements in the defence, following Leonardo Bonucci’s departure.
In Allegri’s current setup, players like Danilo and Alex Sandro have been repurposed as central defenders, and he also has options like Bremer, Federico Gatti, and Daniele Rugani.
United might be open to letting Lindelof go in 2024 as there are plans to bolster their defensive lineup in the forthcoming transfer windows.
Rumours suggest a potential interest from United in Sporting Lisbon’s Goncalo Inacio, who reportedly has a €60m (£52m) buy-out clause.
Benfica’s Antonio Silva is another name tied to United, with the club seemingly showing significant interest after scouting him multiple times.
Further potential additions include Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite, Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo, and Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba.