English Premier League club Manchester United could be up for a shocker in their capture of Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Italian Serie A club AS Roma are reportedly interested to capture the free-agent and have made an offer of around $7.8 million per season to the 34-year-old.
Ibrahimovic recently left his previous club Paris Saint-Germain and his agent, Mino Raiola has assured that the striker is yet to sign for any club. Manchester United are being considered as the front runners since the Swede’s good relationship with the Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho. But, with Roma offering Champions League football, things could get complicated, as reported by Sport Mediaset, via Football Italia.
Previously, Ibrahimovic’s former club AC Milan were interested to bring back the striker to San Siro. But, the man from Malmö, Sweden mentioned of not returning back to a place where he has already made history.
Roma’s interest in the striker is justified considering the fact that the Italian club will feature in the preliminary round of the Champions League. The club from Rome has already lost one of their superstar midfielders, Miralem Pjanic to Juventus and would be looking to add a big-name player to the squad to satisfy the fans.
Ibrahimovic will also add some much needed firepower to AS Roma’s front line. Last season signing Eden Dzeko was a disappointment in the Serie A and the I Giallorossi will be desperate to add a striker upfront who will bang in regular goals for them.
However, nothing is official yet as Ibrahimovic’s camp is quiet on the matter. It is expected though that some sort of news will follow in the upcoming days since the departure of Sweden from Euro 2016.
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