Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly agreed terms to join Manchester United – but the move still hinges on discussions with Jose Mourinho.
Sky Sports reported on Friday night that a one-year contract had been agreed between the Red Devils and Ibrahimovic, with a deal set to be completed before the European Championships begin next week.
The Guardian is also reporting that Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola has reached an agreement with United over the Sweden star’s salary, with the 34-year-old looking for a weekly wage in the region of £220,000 a week.
But their story also says Ibrahimovic wants assurances from Mourinho over what role he will play at Old Trafford next season, with the veteran unwilling to act as back up at this late stage in his career.
Raiola’s commission for bringing Ibrahimovic to United is also yet to be agreed, with the agent in France over the weekend, according to The Guardian, meaning discussions over that cannot take place until next week.
‘Ibra’ has been teasing the media for weeks as to where his next destination will be after letting his contract with PSG run down, but it seems likely that he will now try to add a Premier League winners’ medal to his glistening collection having won La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and Dutch Eredivisie titles during his illustrious career.
The reports from Sky Sports on Friday night also added that Ibrahimovic is the only striker Mourinho is interested in signing this summer, but his imminent arrival will not jeopardise the future of breakthrough star Marcus Rashford who will be an integral part of the Red Devils’ forward line-up next season.