Report: Man Utd to offer defender £150,000 per-week contract as Solskjaer builds for future

Manchester United are reportedly set to offer Victor Lindelof a new bumper contract to remain at the club, as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans to build for the future.

The Sun claim the Swedish defender could double his current wages, and earn £150,000 per-week if he accepts the new deal.

It’s believed the the 25-year-old will be offered a new four-year deal to remain at Old Trafford.

Lindelof’s current contract runs out on 2022, so it’s odd that the club would be in such a hurry to extend his contract with such a huge salary.

The report claims Solskjaer is keen to plan ahead and doesn’t want a repeat of the situation that saw Ander Herrera leave the club on a free when his contract expired this summer.

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The Norwegian wants continuity in the back-line and sees Lindelof, new signings Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, as well as Luke Shaw as part of his defensive line for years to come.

Lindelof has began to form a promising centre-back partnership with Maguire, but has made two costly mistakes in recent games that have concerned United fans.

It will be interesting to see how long the contract will take to be negotiated to keep the Swede at the club, given the length of time it has taken for David De Gea to agree a new long-term deal.

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