Alvaro Morata will only join Manchester United if they opt out of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

by Tanveer Arayan

Juventus striker Alvaro Morata will only agree to join Manchester United this summer if they pull out of a deal to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho is looking to rebuild his squad at Old Trafford with Eric Bailly becoming his first signing at the club, a deal for Ibrahimovic is said to be in the works with the Portuguese boss believed to be closing in on a one-year-deal for Ibrahimoivc.

Man United may be forced to chose between Ibrahimovic and Morata as reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest Morata would only be willing to join if he is given reassurances that he will be the first-choice forward.

The 23-year-old has attracted interest from across the world since leaving the Bernabeu in 2014 but it looks like Real Madrid will look to utilise the buy-back clause in his contract before selling him for further profit.

Madrid’s option to re-sign their former striker expires on 15 July and Man United will have to make a decision as Ibrahimovic becomes a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Would you rather have a 34-year-old with 454 career goals in 790 appearances or a 23-year-old for around £40m with 86 career goals in 237 appearances?

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