Victor Lindelof soaks up the sun in Maldives ahead of Man Utd debut
Swedish footballer Victor Lindelof is lapping up the Maldives sunshine with his girlfriend just days after becoming Manchester United’s most expensive defender.
Lindelof and his girlfriend Maja Nilsson are staying in the recently opened Hurawalhi Maldives.
Lindelof put pen to paper on a long-term deal with Manchester United after the Red Devils agreed a £30.7 million (USD 39 million) deal from Portuguese champions Benfica.
Manchester United will return to the Champions League next season after the Red Devils were 2-0 winners against Dutch giants Ajax in the Europa League final.
The 22-year-old began his career in Sweden at Västerås SK, making his debut in September 2010. In December 2011, he agreed to move to Benfica in Portugal, initially representing the club at youth and B levels. After making his first team debut in September 2013, he continued to appear for the club at B level, while also winning three Primeira Liga titles.
Lindelof has represented Sweden at under-17, under-19, under-21 and senior levels. He was a member of the under-21 side that won the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He made his senior international debut in March 2016 and represented his country at UEFA Euro 2016.
Officially inaugurated in January, the five-star Hurawalhi Maldives is home to the largest undersea restaurant in the world, and offers 90 villas including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas for grown-ups who are seeking luxury and innovation. The villas are stylishly and beautifully conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views.
Maldives is amongst the most sought after destinations by celebrity travellers from across the world.
Hollywood and Bollywood personalities as well as world-renowned music artists have all declared the Maldives as their favourite part of the world for a relaxing getaway. Sports personalities, including the likes of Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Carlos Tevez, Arjen Robben, Miroslav Klose and Franz Beckenbauer have also fell in love with the white sand beaches and the blue skies of the Maldives.