Man United offer contract to Zlatan Ibrahimovic but he wants guarantees

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have offered a contract to Zlatan Ibrahimovic according to reports from France.

Mohamed Bouhafsi from RMC Sport says Ibrahimovic has been offered a year contract with the option to extend but wants guarantees from Man United over the future of the club and who will be in charge next season.

The report also goes on to say United are one of the only clubs who can match Ibrahimovic’s wage demands and as he is a free transfer this summer those will be as high as they have ever been, even if he is the ripe old age of 34.

At €15m per year, which equates to roughly £225,000 per week, Ibrahimovic would certainly be one of United’s top earners.

It is common knowledge that Zlatan will not work under Louis van Gaal after their relationship broke down years ago but Jose Mourinho‘s potential arrival is something which would suit the Swede having spent time with him at Inter Milan.

Bouhafsi is the French journalist who initially broke the story of Anthony Martial‘s move to United so we’re sitting up and taking notice of what he’s saying when it comes to Zlatan.

As well as United, Zlatan has been linked with a move to the MLS but there are complications due to the pay structure in the MLS which only allows clubs to have three players over the limits set by the governing body.

LA Galaxy, the club touted with a move for Ibrahimovic, already has Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Giovanni dos Santos and all three are integral players for them which means for Zlatan to arrive one of them would have to leave. That complicates any potential MLS move for him.

With regards to United, the complications lie in who will be our manager next season. If it is van Gaal, entertaining the idea of Zlatan coming to Old Trafford seems futile but if he were to leave and a new manager came in, there is every chance Zlatan could spend a year or two at United.

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