The Manchester United fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern were treated to some rather big news over the course of the weekend, with a deal for Victor Lindelof finally being announced.
Having been strongly linked with the Swede over the last few months, our resident Red Devils are delighted to see a deal finally close to completion and many are already considering what impact his arrival will have on the squad.
The England international was a major figure of the squad under Louis van Gaal, even captaining the side on occasion, though has publicly been questioned by the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’.
Despite his improvement over the last 18 months or so, the former Fulham man has never truly convinced the Old Trafford faithful and many of our locals aren’t overly surprised about his seemingly imminent exit.
Everton, Crystal Palace and West Ham are all reportedly keen on his services as his time at the Theatre of Dreams draws to a close.
While Smalling had proved to be a reasonably good signing in the end, many of our locals won’t miss him all that much.