Manchester United fans have reacted with excitement following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s strong hint that he is in negotiations to join the club.
Ibrahimovic is currently a free agent having left Paris Saint-Germain in the summer after four years at the Parc des Princes.
The Swede has been strongly linked with a move to Man United and, when asked to confirm whether an offer had been made in a press conference on Thursday, Ibrahimovic simply grinned before saying “let’s see what happens.” Supporters were excited following the episode:
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be a Manchester United player. Absolutely certain of it.
— Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) May 26, 2016
That was the biggest hint as ever that Zlatan has an offer from #mufc
— Joey Leizerowitz (@JoeyLeizerowitz) May 26, 2016
That's a big a hint as ever that Zlatan is in discussions with Manchester United. Pretty much gave it away there.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) May 26, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirme aujourd'hui en conférence de presse, l'info donnée ici. Il dispose d'une offre de contrat de Manchester United 😉
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) May 26, 2016
At this point you won't get more of a confirmation. 😀
— Spirit (@Spirit01021987) May 26, 2016
Ibrahimovic is one of football’s biggest names, with his brashness on the pitch mirrored by his arrogance and bravado on it.
At 34, he is entering the twilight of his career but there is no doubting that he remains a world-class player. After all, he scored 50 goals at PSG last term.
United are in need of depth up front, with the club relying on Marcus Rashford too often last season and Ibrahimovic would inject a huge amount of quality into the squad. Perhaps he will be Jose Mourinho’s first signing as United manager.