Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic will complete his Manchester United move ahead of Euro 2016. The Swede will fly to the United Kingdom from Stockholm to finalize the deal that will see him scorching the Old Trafford grass next season.
The 34-year-old recently became a free agent after his contract with the French champions Paris Saint-Germain finished. With Jose Mourinho becoming the new manager of Manchester United, it was just a matter of time before Zlatan headed for Old Trafford to team up with his much respected former Inter Milan manager, as reported by Mirror.
Mourinho wanted Zlatan as his first signing to bolster the United squad which is expected to make a title charge next season. The team of Mourinho-Ibrahimovic will also be buoyed to overcome their city rival Manchester City, who recently appointed Pep Guardiola as their manager.
Ibrahimovic does not have the best of relationships with Guardiola, under whom the player featured in Barcelona. The Swede will be eager to prove a point in the Manchester derby to get back at Guardiola, against whom he has been critical in the past.
The entire football fraternity is considering the signature as a major coup for Manchester United, given the former Ajax striker’s massive reputation across Europe. Zlatan won’t cost United any transfer fee given his free agent status and will probably be on a $435,450-a-week salary. The deal will also include an option of one additional year, should the club wish to trigger it.
Ibrahimovic was linked to the cash-rich Chinese Super League as well as his boyhood club Malmo. But, the Swede quickly denied any rumors suggesting that he is too good to play in the Swedish League.
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