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Victor Lindelof set to be offered fresh terms by Man Utd, Erik ten Hag wants to keep him

Manchester United are prepared to negotiate fresh terms with centre-back Victor Lindelof following his excellent end to the season, according to The Sun.

The Sweden international started the previous campaign as a regular on the bench, and most of his playing time came in the Cup and European competitions.

However, his fortunes changed towards the end of the season with injuries to Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez against Sevilla in the Europa League.

The 28-year-old started each of the club’s final 12 games of the campaign, and The Sun now report that Ten Hag is determined to keep the Swede for the long-term.

United are ready to discuss fresh terms with Lindelof. His current deal expires in June 2024, but the club are already planning to trigger the clause to keep him for another year.

Man Utd need to convince Lindelof to prolong stay

The £31 million signing had an impressive finish to the season after injuries to Varane and Martinez. Varane returned for the late run-in and formed a good partnership with him.

Despite this, there is uncertainty over his starting position. When Martinez returns to full fitness next season, it is likely that Lindelof will return to the substitutes’ bench.

Meanwhile, United are also looking to sign Napoli star Kim Min-jae as a replacement for Harry Maguire.

The South Korean star is unlikely to join the club without assurances of regular game time. There is a possibility that Lindelof could become the fourth-choice centre-back.

United currently have the option to keep Lindelof until June 2025, but whether they can convince him over a new deal is a big question amid their ongoing pursuit of Min-jae.

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