INEOS ruthlessness in full display as long-serving United star “put up for sale” – report

The start of the INEOS era at Manchester United will be determined in large part by the upcoming summer transfer window.

Even if longer-term objectives will be the main focus, the team urgently needs to be refreshed.

With four challenging games remaining and a record 81 goals conceded this season, the club’s defense is the main cause for concern.

Owing to a bizarre number of injuries and poor play, United appears to require four goals in every game in order to have any chance of winning.

In light of this, Victor Lindelof is expected to be involved in the INEOS’s summertime culling, which is expected to be brutal.

TalkSport claims that since Raphael Varane’s contract is not going to be extended and Lindelof will be up for sale, United will be looking to add two new center backs this summer.

Though he hasn’t always been dependable, the Swede has had his share of critics, particularly when it comes to the physical aspect of the game.

Sadly, he has been plagued by injuries this season as well, making it impossible to rely on his greatest asset—his availability.

He is now considered expendable at United and the team is open to bids for him as a result.

In addition, Lindelof is at a position where United could fetch a good price for him—something that cannot be said of many of their expendables.

Atletico Madrid was interested in him last season, but they decided to hold him on for squad depth. This summer, they might still have that same interest.

This will be United’s last opportunity to acquire a fee for him as he will be entering the final year of his contract in the summer.

Any payment made for him would be considered pure profit under Financial Fair Play regulations and amortization since he joined United in 2017 and had his original worth erased from the books at the beginning of his contract.

United might thus seize the opportunity to make a tidy profit while also getting rid of a player who is nearing the end of his contract and has raised doubts about himself.

 

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