Manchester United’s bid to seal Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s signature is expected to be completed quickly and reports suggest it could be done before Euro 2016 kicks off in France next Friday.
The 34-year-old’s representatives are said to be already in deep discussions with Ed Woodward and Man United with the deal looking close and The Guardian say personal terms have already been agreed.
Ibrahimovic found the net 52 times last season in 53 games and helped Paris Saint-Germain to a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 title, so he is one of the most sought after free transfers this summer.
Already, the former PSG striker had hinted at a move to England along with other players in the United setup and even his agent suggested that “everyone thinks he’s going to Man United.” Jose Mourinho was just appointed as the manager of the club a week ago and appears to be wasting no time in making Man United a force to be reckoned with in England once again.
He would team up with Mourinho for a second spell having player under the Portuguese manager for Inter Milan, winning three Serie A titles in three years. He also netted 57 times in 88 games for the Italian side.
Zlatan will play for Sweden in the Euro 2016 tournament and will most likely star for his national side. He has scored 62 times in a Sweden shirt in 112 appearances.
Interest in Zlatan from @ManUtd already established. If and when deal moves, I expect it to be concluded quickly.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) June 4, 2016
As far as United are concerned, it would be excellent to see us completing signings early in the summer like we used to do under Sir Alex Ferguson. We’ve been left with our pants down in the last few years which has forced us to scramble on deadline day for a panic signing – it looks like that trend will halt under Mourinho.
Getting new signings in early is crucial in terms of preparation ahead of a new season and if we can secure Ibrahimovic then it’s a big step for Mourinho. We’ll then we a new centre-back, central midfielder and right winger away from having a squad who can compete for titles.